Drawn from old oak casks, Sandeman Porto Imperial Reserve demonstrates the characteristics of careful ageing and skilful blending from stocks of rare wines. A premium Tawny blend, medium amber in colour, full of elegant flavours, Sandeman Porto Imperial Reserve has a perfect balance between the fruit of youth and the maturity of age.
Sandeman Porto Imperial Reserve is vinified using the traditional Porto Wine method. Hand-picked grapes are softly crushed and, after partial stalk-removal, fermented with maceration allowing the best components of the grape skins to be extracted. The whole process takes place under strict control of both temperature and wine density, making it possible for the winemaker to choose the ideal moment for the addition of wine alcohol, fundamental to halt fermentation and keep Porto Wine natural sweetness. That moment depends on vine varieties, stage of maturation and final sweetness levels required.
The wines selected for the final blend of this reserve Porto wine stay in the Douro after the harvest and are taken to Sandeman´s traditional Porto Wine lodges in V.N.Gaia the following Spring where they mature in oak casks. For several years the wines undergo numerous transfers, analyses and tasting that monitor the ageing of wines, preparation of blends, as well as refreshing and eventual adjustment when tasting so determines. The final blend is composed with wines from different ages and origins to achieve a consistency of style and quality typical of Sandeman´s Porto Imperial Reserve. The selected wines usually vary between 4 and 12 years of age, achieving an average age of about 7 years.
|Brand||SANDEMAN IMPERIAL RESERVE|
|Region Produced in||Douro|
|Cask||American white oak casks|
|Made with||Roriz, Barroca, Touriga, Cāo|
|Tasting Notes||Brilliant red amber tawny colour match evolved dried fruits and vanilla aromas, which are fresh, very elegant and complex. Medium full in the mouth with multiple layers of flavour and long finish.|
|Product Dimensions||26 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Storage away from direct light in a cool and dry place|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Sogrape Vinhos S.A.|
|Country Produced in||Portugal|
|1 Liter Proportion EUR||17,26|