piggsy tawny

piggsy tawny is a fortified red. basically, during the red wine making process brandy is introduced to kill the yeast resulting in a sweet higher than usual red. the wine is then left in barrel to tawny up (so to speak).

after several years the red wine looses its vibrancy and fruit flavours are replaced by rancio characters such as caramel and nuts and the wine softens and mellows.

blending is then employed between the different batches to deliver a sweet, warming, mellow wine.