Sandeman Founder's Reserve Ruby Porto (750 ml)
About this item
- Intense ruby red color
- Brilliant and clean
- Rich red fruit aromas with a touch of age create an elegant reflection of powerful flavors
- The fruit and fire characteristic of young classic Porto balanced with the finesse of age
Sandeman Porto Founder's Reserve is made with classic varietals, including Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, and Tinto Cão. Pair it with cheeses or rich chocolate desserts
Sandeman Porto Founder's 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 Founder's 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.
All the grapes used in this wine were produced in accordance with the Sustainable Agriculture Integrated Production guidelines as defined by the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (OILB/IOBC). The rigorous compliance with these practices is certified by an independent organisation, recognized by the Portuguese State.