Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2003 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 2003 is the perfect partner for chocolate desserts and should be served in a large glass.
Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2003 has a very deep, almost opaque, red hue. It has a truly intense and complex bouquet with a prevalence of black fruits such as blackberry and plum combined with floral notes such as violet. In the mouth it is full bodied and well-structured, with dominant fruit and spice flavours. It shows sophisticated quality and well integrated tannins, ensuring a long and harmonious finish.
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.
These exceptional wines chosen to make up the final blend of the Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2003 were taken to the lodges in V.N.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.
Although Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2003 has been made with a view to being enjoyed while young it is a Vintage Porto with an ageing potential of about 15 years. Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2003, as with all other Vintage Portos, should be kept horizontally, sheltered from direct light at constant humidity and temperature of 16ºC-18ºC.
If aged for more than 5 years, Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2003 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 2003 should be enjoyed within 2-3 days, approximately.
Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2003 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.
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- SAVOUR EVERY MOMENT Black Plum Blackberry Black Pepper Black Currant Violet