Sandeman Founders Reserve Ruby Port 75cl in Don Gift Tin

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Country Portugal
Port Type Ruby Port
Region Douro
Brand Sandeman
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20%
Closure Type Cork
Food Match Excellent on its own served in large glasses, Sandeman Porto Founders Reserve is a perfect match with cheeses or rich chocolate desserts.
Style Intense, rich and powerful

Named in honour of the Founder, this Reserve is one of Sandeman´s greatest Portos. Selected from the finest «lots» of each vintage and aged for 5 years. Full of the power, fruit and fire that distinguishes classic Porto, Sandeman Porto Founders Reserve is the culmination of two hundred years of expertise.

 

Intense ruby red colour, brilliant and clean. Rich red fruit aromas with a touch of age create an elegant reflection of powerful flavours, the fruit and fire characteristic of young classic Porto balanced with the finesse of age.

Presented in a stylish gift tin adorned with the iconic Sandeman's Don image.
Country Of Origin: Portugal

Long associated with quality, tradition and superiority in the wine world,  The House of Sandeman was founded in 1790 and was the first to brand its barrels. The name was trademarked in 1877 making it one of the oldest brands in the world.

 

Sandeman was one of the first luxury brands to advertise.  Famous for its ‘Sandeman Don’ image – the black cloak and sombrero, in 1921, their luminous ad board was put up in Piccadilly Circus and caused somewhat of a stir.  Sandeman’s rich history and knowledge passed from generation to generation, enabling the brand to grow from strength to strength and in 1965, they began advertising on TV. Today 18 bottles are sold across the world every single minute!

 

Founder George Sandeman set up his original wine business with just £300 borrowed from his father. In 2002, The House of Sandeman joined corporate holding Sogrape Vinhos in Portugal and is now represented by seventh generation George Sandeman. The original cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia still exist today where 2000 casks continue to age. 

 

Sandeman Porto Founders Reserve 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. After the harvest, 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. Throughout the years the wines are carefully tasted and analysed by the oenology team who also makes all necessary corrections and prepares the final blend so as to keep Sandeman Porto Founders Reserve´s style and character. The wines selected are usually between 3 and 5 years of age, providing for a mature and intense wine with an average age of 4 years. The final blend is filtered and cold-stabilised prior to bottling.
Country Of Origin: Portugal

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