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Porto Apitiv Reserve

Porto Apitiv Reserve: a White Port Wine


The Sandeman brand has expanded its portfolio with the addition of a White Reserve. Sandeman Apitiv Reserve is an extraordinary Porto Wine; an intense reserve, with a complexity and fragrance that only the great white Portos of age and quality can aspire to.


Sandeman Apitiv Reserve has a golden yellow colour. Its aroma has good intensity, with hints of candied orange zest, floral notes, dry fruits and touches of balsamic resin. The wine's aging in wood adds complexity, harmony and richness. On the palate, it has good balance and well-integrated acidity, with additional notes of dry fruit and an elegant, harmonious and persistent finish.


Sandeman Apitiv Reserve is produced following the 'traditional' Porto Wine method. Made from slightly over-ripe grapes that, after destemming and soft-crushing, undergo maceration and alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, where every effort is made to extract the quality inherent in the grape skins. During this phase, the temperature of fermentation and the densities involved are rigorously controlled in order to identify the right moment to add the "aguardente" (neutral grape alcohol at 77%) to arrest fermentation and fortify the wine.


The wines remain in the Douro until they are transported, the following spring, to Sandeman's wine cellars in V.N. Gaia. There they are aged in the traditional Porto Wine manner in oak casks. Over the years, the wines are carefully racked, tasted and analysed in order to monitor their evolution prior to the final blend. The final blend - with an average age of 7 years - is made from selected wines, ranging from 4 to 9-years-old, with the necessary character for Sandeman Apitiv Reserve Porto.


The bottle should be kept in a vertical position, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature between 16ºC-18ºC.


Sandeman Apitiv Reserve is ready for immediate consumption and does not need to be decanted. Serve at between 10ºC-12ºC. Once opened, this Porto Wine should be consumed within 8 weeks.


This Porto's fresh and elegant profile combines perfectly with mango mousse and Portuguese almond cake.

Technical Details
Douro Region
Golden Colour
20% Alcohol
10º Min & 12º Max Temperature
3,8 g/L (tartaric acid) Acidity
120 g/L Sugar
3,36 pH
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  • Almond Candied Fruit Orange Blossom
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Gold Medal 2019 Mundus Vini Spring Tasting Germany
Silver Medal 2019 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
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Sandeman Splash


  • 45 mL of Sandeman Porto Apitiv Reserve (or Sandeman Porto Fine White)
  • Tonic water
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Caipi Sandeman


  • 60 mL of Sandeman Porto Apitiv Reserve (or Sandeman Porto Fine White).
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 25 mL of sugar syrup (or 2 spoons of powdered sugar)
  • Crushed ice
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