Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 years old
Designation of origin
Country of origin: Portugal
Winemaker: Luís Sottomayor
Varieties: Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão
Specially selected Portos are chosen for ageing in wooden casks, which concentrates their fruit and flavour. The colour matures from deep ruby through to amber, producing a rare and delicious Tawny Porto. Maturity and fruit are harmoniously balanced, creating the perfect conclusion to a meal and the inspiration for good conversation.
A rich yet elegant combination of flavours - dried apricots, honey, nuts, spices, vanilla - creates an endlessly complex wine that unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth.
Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required.
The wines remain in the Douro until the following Spring, when they are taken to V.N.Gaia and enter Sandeman´s centuries-old lodges for ageing in oak wood casks, as required by Porto Wine traditional ageing system. Along the years, the outstanding wines selected for this Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old are carefully tasted and analysed, racked from lees and all corrections deemed necessary by the tasters are carried out. The final blend results from a strict selection of wines aged between 15 and 40 years, masterfully combined so as to maintain Sandeman Porto Tawny´s 20 Years Old unique identity, style and consistency.
The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC.
Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old is ready for drinking and does not require decanting but benefits from aeration. Once open, it should be consumed within 4 months. Serve between 15ºC-17ºC.
Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old is delightful served slightly chilled as a stylish accompaniment to a rich appetiser such as foie-gras, a strong cheese quiche, salty vol-au-vents or a seafood gratin. Perfect with selected desserts such as a crème brûlée or a tarte tatin, dried fruits or simply a fresh peach. An elegant aperitif when served chilled.
Total Acidity: 5 g/l (tartaric acid)
Sugar: 115 g/l