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Porto Founder's Reserve

Sandeman
Porto Founder's Reserve: a Ruby Port

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Description

Named in honour of the Founder, this Reserve is one of Sandeman´s greatest Portos. Selected from the finest «lots» of each vintage and aged for 5 years. Full of the power, fruit and fire that distinguishes classic Porto, Sandeman Porto Founder's Reserve is the culmination of two hundred years of expertise.

Tasting

Intense ruby red colour, brilliant and clean. Rich red fruit aromas with a touch of age create an elegant reflection of powerful flavours, the fruit and fire characteristic of young classic Porto balanced with the finesse of age.

Vinification

Sandeman Porto Founder's Reserve is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required.

Maturation

After the harvest, the wines remain in the Douro until the following Spring, when they are taken to V.N.Gaia and enter Sandeman's centuries-old lodges for ageing in oak wood casks, as required by Porto Wine traditional ageing system. Throughout the years the wines are carefully tasted and analysed by the oenology team who also makes all necessary corrections and prepares the final blend so as to keep Sandeman Porto Founder's Reserve´s style and character. The wines selected are usually between 3 and 5 years of age, providing for a mature and intense wine with an average age of 4 years. The final blend is filtered and cold-stabilised prior to bottling.

Storage

The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC.

Serve

Sandeman Porto Founder's Reserve is ready for drinking and does not require decanting. Serve between 14ºC-16ºC. Once open, it should be consumed within 4 weeks.

Enjoy

Excellent on its own served in large glasses, Sandeman Porto Founder's Reserve is a perfect match with cheeses or rich chocolate desserts.

Technical Details
Douro Region
Ruby Colour
20% Alcohol
14º Min & 16º Max Temperature
4 g/L (tartaric acid) Acidity
100 g/L Sugar
3,55 pH
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Gold Medal 2019 Mundus Vini Spring Tasting Germany
Silver Medal 2018 Vinalies Internationales France
Silver Medal 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2017 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2016 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2016 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Silver Medal 2016 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2016 Mundus Vini Germany
Silver Medal 2015 Vinalies Internationales France
Gold Medal 2015 Mundus Vini Germany
Regional Trophy 2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2014 Vinalies Internationales France
Silver Medal 2011 The Spiegelau International Wine Competition New Zealand
Silver Medal 2010 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2009 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2009 Taster's Guild International Wine Competition United States
Silver Medal 2009 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Gold Medal 2009 World Wine Championships United States
Gold Medal 2005 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Gold Medal 2003 Wine Lovers Consumer Competition United States
Silver Medal 2003 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
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Sandeman Sparkler

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Ingredients
  • 65 mL of Sandeman Porto Founder's Reserve
  • 80 mL of Champagne or Sparkling Wine
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Sandeman Sangria

COCKTAILS


Ingredients
  • 45 mL of Sandeman Porto Founder's Reserve
  • 30 mL of margarita mix (or alternatively, use fresh lime juice and simple syrup)
  • 15 mL of orange juice
  • 15 mL of grenadine
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Sandeman on the Rocks

COCKTAILS


Ingredients
  • 60 mL of Sandeman Founder's Reserve Porto
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Chocolate squares


Ingredients
  • 150 g of a chocolate bar
  • 1/2 cup of melted margarine or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of rice honey
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Pinch of salt
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Strawberry and vanilla risotto


Ingredients
  • 325 g of risotto rice
  • 250 g of strawberries, cut into medium sized cubes
  • 100 g of white chocolate
  • 85 g of unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 vanilla pods, cut lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 1 l of full-fat milk
  • Fresh Mint (to taste)
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Warm blackberry cake


Ingredients
  • 75 g of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 100 g of powdered sugar
  • 1 lemon, grated
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 125 g of flour with baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons of whole milk
  • 1 packet of blackberries
  • 4 tablespoons of golden syrup
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