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Sandeman Ruby is the piece of evidence that you can still find good port wine at an affordable price. Of course, it remains a ruby port, a port type which does not rank among the most complex types that you can find in the Douro region. Yet, Sandeman Ruby 's youthful and fruity character remains highly enjoyable. Especially if you combine it with an intensely sweet dessert such as truffles or cherry pie.
Description of Sandeman Ruby
Sandeman Ruby (Tinta Amarela, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Çao)
- View: Intense and bright ruby red with amber hues.
- Nose: Exuberant aromas of red fruits such as plums and strawberries on a light background of spicy notes.
- Mouth: Its entrance is tasty and well balanced. Perceived aromas on the nose emerge on the palate; its fruity notes are responsible for rounding drink and make way for a smooth finish and very sweet.
VINEYARD: Sandeman. This traditional Portuguese winery is located in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia, within the metropolitan area of Porto, northern Portugal. Manage several vineyards in the Douro region.
GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa.
AGEING: Maturing in oak barrels for a period of 2 to 5 years.
PREPARATION: Manual harvest. It is made following the traditional method of port wine. The fruits are crushed and destemmed before fermentation temperature controlled. Maceration to extract the best from the grapes components. During alcoholic fermentation is added to enrich wine drinking. The wines are stored for a period of time to mature and produce wine experts subsequently the final mixture, which is filtered, cold stabilized and bottled.
WINE PAIRING: Ideal to accompany creamy cheeses such as brie, fruitcakes and chocolate desserts.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14-16 ° C
How to serve
In 1928 George Massiot Brown was an artist who works for the printing company Lochend, who approached Sandeman. Sandeman requested some designs for posters, and the silhouette of Don was born.More about the Winery