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Sandeman
Porto Vau Vintage 1999: a Vintage Port

1999
Black Plum
Description

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1999 is a Vintage Porto of exceptional quality and modern style that may be enjoyed while still young or after ageing. It has an immensely intense bouquet and a fruity palate reminiscent of plums and red fruit. Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1999 is the perfect partner for chocolate desserts and should be served in a large glass.

Tasting

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1999 has a deep, almost opaque, red hue. It has a truly intense and complex bouquet with a prevalence of red fruits such as strawberry. 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.

Vinification

The grapes, hand-picked with optimal maturation, were vinified following Porto Wine's traditional method. Fermentation took place in robotic lagars and stainless steel vats, with skin maceration under controlled temperature. It was halted through the addition of wine alcohol at the ideal point for each vine variety.

Maturation

These exceptional wines chosen to make up the final blend of the Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1999 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 1999, 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 1999 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 1999 should be enjoyed within 2 to 3 days.

Enjoy

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1999 is the perfect choice for chocolate-rich desserts and red fruit tarts. As a Vintage Porto its combination with intense yet creamy cheeses is also a success.

Technical Details
Douro Region
20% Alcohol
16º Min & 18º Max Temperature
3,98 g/L (tartaric acid) Acidity
102 g/L Sugar
3,6 pH
AVIN6319692015471 AVIN
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Silver Medal 2017 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Silver Medal 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2016 Mundus Vini Germany
Gold Medal 2015 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Great Gold Medal 2015 Mundus Vini Germany
Gold Medal 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2014 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Silver Medal 2003 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2002 Monde Selection (Selection Mondiale de la Qualite) Belgium
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