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Sandeman
Porto Vintage 2016: a Vintage Port Wine

2016
Black Pepper
Description

Singled out for its exceptional characteristics, Sandeman Porto Vintage 2016, a wine from a single year, will age in the bottle for 30 or 40 years. This outstanding 2016 Vintage Porto is an example of Sandeman's commitment to quality Porto winemaking.

Tasting

This wine has an opaque, almost black colour. The aroma is intense and complex, with prominent notes of well-ripened black fruit, resin as well as hints of cocoa and chocolate as a result of its excellent maturation. Great volume on the palate with a vibrant and fresh acidity, firm high quality tannins, floral notes of rockrose and hints of black fruit and chocolate. A great invitation for a very long and elegant finish.

Vinification

Using traditional Porto Wine technology, this wine was vinified at the Quinta do Seixo winery from grapes originating both there and at Quinta do Vau. Further to the selection process, the grapes were subject to soft-crushing and destemming before undergoing a very intense maceration, during alcoholic fermentation, via treading in granite lagares at automatically-controlled temperatures. The balance and harmony of this wine, as well as its body and structure, result from selecting the best grapes, the intensity of maceration and from choosing the right moment to stop fermentation.

Maturation

After the harvest, the wine remained in the Douro, where it was subject to its first racking during the winter. The following spring, it was transferred to Vila Nova de Gaia, where began the traditional aging process for Port Wines in oak casks. During this period, the wines were subject to racking, analysis and testing to monitor the aging process. The final lot was obtained only further to rigorous selection of the wines, only those of the highest quality being used.

Storage

This wine can be consumed immediately, but will benefit from a growing complexity if aged for a prolonged period in the bottle. Estimated to reach its peak in roughly its 15th year, this wine has the 20-25 year longevity of a 'vintage', after which it will maintain the great qualities of a "cellar wine".

Serve

Over time, a natural sediment will form in the bottle, which should be opened with care and decanted for best results when it has been stored for some years. It is a surprising wine that will benefit from being opened some time prior to consumption. Serve at between 16ºC-18ºC.

Enjoy

Its elegant and complex profile combines wonderfully with cheeses.

Technical Details
Douro Region
20% Alcohol
16º Min & 18º Max Temperature
4,6 g/L (tartaric) Acidity
95 g/L Sugar
3,7 pH
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Gold Medal 2019 Mundus Vini Spring Tasting Germany
Gold Medal 2019 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2019 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
99 points 2018 Wine Enthusiast United States
96 points 2018 Wine Spectator United States