Sandeman 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 grapes chosen for this Tawny blend are all from the Douro Valley and consists of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão.
Sandemans Tawny is a clear red amber colour with a light intense body that opens up to aromas of vanilla and evolved dried fruits. On the palate there is an elegant harmony of fresh flavours consisting of red fruits, unfolding in the mouth and combining with the complexity of wood ageing.
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