Noon Winery: “The V.P. is a single vintage wine, bottled after 18 months maturation in barrel and suited to further bottle ageing. The Tawny is a blend of older vintages which have been matured in barrel in partial contact with the air for many years (the average age of the blend is 15 years) and it is ready to consume on release.
We do not produce a V.P. every year, only when conditions are right. Nor can we release a Tawny every year as we do not have enough maturing barrel stocks to permit this. Most years we are able to release one or the other.