SandemanFounder's Reserve Ruby Port NVProduct code: 12518
All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only. Actual label may vary due to changes between vintages.
Sandeman Founder's Reserve Ruby Port is a rich and fruity fortified wine that is perfect for sipping after a meal. Made from a blend of high-quality grapes from the Douro Valley in Portugal, this port is aged in oak barrels for an average of three years, resulting in a deep ruby red color and a complex, full-bodied flavor profile. On the nose, aromas of ripe dark fruit, such as black cherry and plum, are complemented by hints of chocolate and spice. On the palate, the wine is sweet and smooth, with a satisfyingly long and lingering finish. Enjoy with desserts or strong cheeses for a decadent experience.
Intense ruby red in colour. The nose is bursting with aromas of ripe and juicy red and black fruits. On the palate, the sweetness and the grippy tannins are balanced by a refreshing acidity which carries the flavours of ripe strawberry, blackberry and blackcurrant onto the lingering finish.
About the Winery
The Sandeman winery was first established in 1790 by brothers George and David Sandeman. Eight years later, David quit and moved on to a different job, leaving George Sandeman to handle the affairs of the winery. With its headquarters in Portugal, the Sandeman winery is quite famous for its Port & Sherry brand of wines. When you go on a wine tourism tour to Portugal, you cannot afford to miss the Sandeman winery.
The Sandeman wine cellars are very popular and should be visited by wine lovers, without fail. You can find the Quinta do Seixo Wine Centre, the cellar of the Sandeman winery, right in the heart of the Douro Valley. You can book one of the many wine tours to enjoy a walk around the cellars and understand more about the authentic winemaking process of the most popular wine in Portugal. You can also get to taste some of the special Porto wine, which has been created by wineries here. When you opt for premium tours, you get a chance to taste three categories of wine –white, ruby and tawny.
Sandeman Porto and Sandeman Sherry are the two main varieties brewed in the Sandeman winery. The cellars of this winery are considered to be one of the best in Portugal for tasting wine. A man dressed as the trademark Sandeman Don (the person, whose logo you will find on all the bottles of wine from this winery) will take you through the process of wine-making and the significance of the cellars when you opt for a wine tour here.
You will be surprised to the multiple barrels holding gallons of wines in them in different stages of maturation. You will get to know the process of ageing and why certain varieties of grapes are fermented in a different way than the other grapes.