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Vintage Port Wine

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1997

A Vintage Port

Port Wine
Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1997
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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 Notes

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.

Technical Details

DESIGNATION OF ORIGINDOC Douro
REGIONDouro
ALCOHOLn.a.
TOTAL SUGARSn.a.
TOTAL ACIDITYn.a.(Tartic Acid)
pH3,59

Nutritional Information

PER SERVING SIZE 100 mL. PER SERVING SIZE 60 mL.
  • Alcohol 15,9 g
    Alcohol 9,5 g
  • Calories 158kcal|661kJ
    Calories 95kcal|397kJ
  • Sugars 10,3 g
    Sugars 6,2 g
Others
  • SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS No
    SUITABLE FOR VEGAN No
  • Gluten-Free
    Allergens Contains sulfites
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Winemaking

y. Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks and robotic lagars. This process was stopped by addition of wine spirit at the ideal point for each grape variety. The wines, naturally sweet and rich, were inky and full bodied, with great power and aromatic concentration.

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Maturation

The wines were transported to the Sandeman lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia, where they were matured in ideal conditions of temperature and humidity. Their gradual evolution was constantly watched over by the winemaking team, who, after multiple tastings, were satisfied that the wines were indeed excellent, and made the final blend. This magnificent Vintage was bottled, untreated, in 2013.

Storage

Although Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2011 was made to be appreciated in its youth, this is a Vintage wine with the potential to age up to approximately 15 years. It comes in a black bottle with a seal and a long cork to protect it during ageing. Store the bottle on its side at a constant temperature of between 16º°C-18°C, shielded from intense light.

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Serve

If aged for more than 5 years, the wine 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 16°C-18°C. Once open, Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1997 should be enjoyed within 2-3 days, approximately.

Enjoy

A true success with rich dark chocolate desserts, red fruit tarts and pies, and strong creamy cheeses.

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1997

PORT WINE
AWARDS & RATINGS

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 1997
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Awards & Ratings
  • 91 /100 Points
    Wine Spectator Wine Spectator 2016
  • Silver
    Decanter World Wine Awards Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
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Chestnut Chocolate Cream

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Chocolate Mousse Divine

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Chocolate Cream Cups

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Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruit

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Blackberry Summer Pudding

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