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Vintage Port Wine

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2003

A Vintage Port

Port Wine
Sandeman Vauvintage 2003
Latest Accolades

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2003 is a Vintage Port 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.

Tasting Notes

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

Technical Details

DESIGNATION OF ORIGINDOC Douro
REGIONDouro
ALCOHOL20,5%
TOTAL SUGARS98,1 g/L
TOTAL ACIDITY5,07 g/L(Tartic Acid)
pH3,49

Nutritional Information

PER SERVING SIZE 100 mL. PER SERVING SIZE 60 mL.
  • Alcohol 16,3 g
    Alcohol 9,8 g
  • Calories 159kcal|664kJ
    Calories 95kcal|398kJ
  • Sugars 9,8 g
    Sugars 5,9 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 Vauvintage 2003

PORT WINE
AWARDS & RATINGS

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2003
21 Accolades

Awards & Ratings
  • Silver
    International Wine Challenge International Wine Challenge 2014
  • Silver
    Concours Mondial Bruxelles Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
  • Silver
    International Wine Challenge International Wine Challenge 2011
  • Silver
    Iwsc International Wine and Spirit Competition 2010
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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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Blackberry Summer Pudding
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