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Vau Vintage 2011

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2011

Tasting Notes

Vau Vintage 2011 is very deeply coloured, almost opaque, with hints of purple. Very intense aroma, with floral notes such as gum cystus and violet, bright red fruit, notably strawberry and raspberry, and spices, in particular pepper and clove - all adding up to serious complexity. On the palate, it has good structure, well-balanced acidity, and nicely-evolved tannins, with the floral aromas and red fruits still in evidence, and a long, harmonious finish.

Varieties

Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca

Technical Notes

The exceptional wines chosen to make up the final blend of this Sandeman Vau Vintage 2011 were transported to the Sandeman lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia, where they were matured in ideal conditions of temperature and humidity. Their gradual evolution was constantly watched over by the winemaking team, who, after multiple tastings, were satisfied that the wines were indeed excellent, and made the final blend. This magnificent Sandeman Vau Vintage 2011 was bottled, untreated, in 2013.

Food Pairing

Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage 2011 makes a perfect accompaniment for richly chocolaty puddings and desserts as well as red fruit tarts. It also makes successful combinations with strong, creamy cheeses.

Did you know fact

Sandeman Vau Vintage is a Vintage Port of exceptional quality, contemporary in style. It may be enjoyed with pleasure while still young or after ageing. If aged for more than 5 years, the wine may require decanting. For that purpose, the bottle should be kept upright for at least 24 hours and the cork carefully extracted. The clear wine should then slowly be poured into a decanter without letting the sediment through.