Sandeman Fine Tawny port is produced in the traditional Port Wine method. The grapes are all hand picked and undergo stalk removal and crushing before fermentation. Wine alcohol is added at a precise moment to set the balance between the ports body and bouquet.
After the harvest the wine created stay in the Douro valley until the following spring when they are taken to the V.N.Gaia where they enter Sandeman’s century old ledges for ageing in oak wood casks. Throughout the port ageing process, it is constantly tasted by the oenology team who takes all necessary corrections as they prepare the final blend. The wines selected for the blend are usually aged between 2-5 year old, which makes it possible to obtain a young and vibrant wine with an average age of 3 years.
The grapes chosen for this Ruby Port blend are all from the Douro Valley and consists of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão.
Sandeman’s Partners Ruby Port has an excellent deep ruby red colour. It has fresh aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries. On the palate it is full, rich and very well balanced. There are flavours of red fruits and a strong suggestion of plums.
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