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.
Vintage Port Wine
Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2011
A Vintage PortPort Wine
Sandeman Vau Vintage is a Vintage Port of exceptional quality, contemporary in style. It can may be enjoyed with pleasure while still young or after ageing.
Vau Vintage 2011 is very deeply coloured, almost opaque, with hints of purple. Very intense aroma, with floral notes such as gum cystus and violet, bright red fruit, notably strawberry and raspberry, and spices, in particular pepper and clove - all adding up to serious complexity. On the palate it has good structure, well-balanced acidity and nicely-evolved tannins, with the floral aromas and red fruits still in evidence, and a long, harmonious finish.
Alcohol 16,7 gAlcohol 10,0 g
Calories 689kJ/165kcalCalories 413kJ/99kcal
Sugars 10,6 gSugars 6,4 g
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.
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.