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Sandeman Port, 2019

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Quinta do Seixo Vintage Port
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Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 20%

Price:

$89.37 USD

131 In Stock

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Description

Deep ruby in colour, almost opaque. On the nose intense aromas of red and black fruits are married with spicy notes of pepper and ginger, hints of cacao and a subtle stony minerality. Great intensity on the palate, with opulent and firm tannins and a lively acidity which carries the intense flavours onto long and complex finish.

Luís Sottomayor describes the 2019 vintage as “a very good year, with freshness and great balance." Winter and spring were cooler and drier than normal, but April showers replenished water reserves in the soil and helped sustain the vines through the dry summer that followed. Summer temperatures were milder than average with cool nights which favoured a slow and steady ripening of the grapes, allowing them to accumulate great intensity of flavour while retaining a refreshing acidity. The harvest at Quinta do Seixo began on 5th September and continued until the end of the month in ideal conditions with virtually no rain.

Upon arrival at the Quinta do Seixo winery, the hand-harvested grapes were rigorously sorted, destemmed and gently crushed. Fermentation took place in granite lagares with vigorous foot treading to extract the optimum levels of colour, tannin and flavour from the skins before fortification with grape spirit, leaving some of the grapes’ natural sugars. The wines remained in the Douro until the spring following the harvest when they were transported downstream to the historic Sandeman cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. The wines were aged for two years in old oak barrels and, after numerous tastings and analysis, the final blend was assembled and bottled in 2021.

Condition

NEw

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