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Porto Imperial Reserve

Sandeman
Porto Imperial Reserve: a Tawny Port

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Description

Drawn from old oak casks, Sandeman Porto Imperial Reserve demonstrates the characteristics of careful ageing and skilful blending from stocks of rare wines. A premium Tawny blend, medium amber in colour, full of elegant flavours, Sandeman Porto Imperial Reserve has a perfect balance between the fruit of youth and the maturity of age.

Tasting

Brilliant red amber tawny colour match evolved dried fruits and vanilla aromas, which are fresh, very elegant and complex. Medium full in the mouth with multiple layers of flavour and long finish.

Vinification

Sandeman Porto Imperial Reserve is vinified using the traditional Porto Wine method. Hand-picked grapes are softly crushed and, after partial stalk-removal, fermented with maceration allowing the best components of the grape skins to be extracted. The whole process takes place under strict control of both temperature and wine density, making it possible for the winemaker to choose the ideal moment for the addition of wine alcohol, fundamental to halt fermentation and keep Porto Wine natural sweetness. That moment depends on vine varieties, stage of maturation and final sweetness levels required.

Maturation

The wines selected for the final blend of this reserve Porto wine stay in the Douro after the harvest and are taken to Sandeman´s traditional Porto Wine lodges in V.N.Gaia the following Spring where they mature in oak casks. For several years the wines undergo numerous transfers, analyses and tasting that monitor the ageing of wines, preparation of blends, as well as refreshing and eventual adjustment when tasting so determines. The final blend is composed with wines from different ages and origins to achieve a consistency of style and quality typical of Sandeman´s Porto Imperial Reserve. The selected wines usually vary between 4 and 12 years of age, achieving an average age of about 7 years.

Storage

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

Serve

Sandeman Porto Imperial Reserve is ready for drinking and will not improve if kept for a long time. Serve between 12ºC-16ºC. When opened it does not require decanting and maintains fresh tasting notes for about 8 weeks.

Enjoy

Served chilled, Sandeman Porto Imperial Reserve is a perfect accompaniment to quiches, foie-gras, seafood vol-au-vent, strong blue cheeses and desserts with caramel.

Technical Details
Douro Region
Amber red Colour
20% Alcohol
12º Min & 16º Max Temperature
4 g/L (tartaric acid) Acidity
110 g/L Sugar
3,55 pH
AVIN7075065550602 AVIN
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Gold Medal 2019 Mundus Vini Spring Tasting Germany
Silver Medal 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2018 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2018 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2016 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2016 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2016 Mundus Vini Germany
Gold Medal 2015 Vinalies Internationales France
Silver Medal 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2015 Mundus Vini Germany
Gold Medal 2014 Vinalies Internationales France
Silver Medal 2014 International Wine Challenge United kingdom
Silver Medal 2013 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Silver Medal 2011 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Silver Medal 2010 Vinalies Internationales France
Silver Medal 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2010 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2009 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2009 Challenge International du Vin France
Gold Medal 2009 Berliner Wein Trophy Germany
Silver Medal 2008 Berliner Wein Trophy Germany
Silver Medal 2008 Vinalies Internationales France
Silver Medal 2007 Berliner Wein Trophy Germany
Silver Medal 2007 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
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Ingredients
  • 60 mL of Sandeman Porto Imperial Reserve
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