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Porto Vau Vintage

Sandeman
Porto Vau Vintage 1997: a Vintage Port

1997
Black Plum
Description

Vau Vintage is an exceptional quality, modern style of Vintage Porto which can be enjoyed young, but will age well in bottle. With intense fruit aromas, rich fruit flavours reminiscent of plums and red fruits in the mouth, Vau Vintage 1997 is a superb match for chocolate desserts. Serve in large glasses.

Tasting

Deep red, opaque and inky, intense fresh red fruit aromas. In the mouth, rich plummy flavours with hints of strawberry are supported by soft tannins which give a firm backbone and will allow it to age over several years. Full rich red fruit flavours, offset by soft tannins create a harmonious balance.

Vinification

Wines from Sandeman\\\'s \\\"A\\\" rated Quinta do Vau are blended with wines selected from other \\\"A\\\" rated farms for their fruit and power. The soft tannins meld perfectly with the fruit to give a sensation of balanced power. After the second winter the wines are bottled and shipped.

Maturation

These exceptional wines chosen to make up the final blend of the Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1997 were taken to the lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia where, after two years, the final blend was bottled with no prior treatment, in black glass sealed with a long natural cork closure for prolonged ageing.

Storage

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1997, as with all other Vintage Portos, should be kept horizontally, sheltered from direct light at constant humidity and temperature of 16ºC-18ºC.

Serve

If aged for more than 5 years, Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1997 may require decanting. For that purpose the bottle should be kept upright for at least 24 hours and the cork carefully extracted. The clear wine should then slowly be poured into a decanter without letting the sediment through. Serve between 16ºC-18ºC. Once open, Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1997 should be enjoyed within 2-3 days, approximately.

Enjoy

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1997 matches well with full rich dark chocolate desserts, red fruit tarts and pies, and creamy cheeses.

Technical Details
Douro Region
16º Min & 18º Max Temperature
3,59 pH
AVIN6608597118944 AVIN
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Silver Medal 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
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