Sandeman Unfiltered LBV Port 2015
Sandeman LBV is produced by the traditional Port method, with a long, intense maceration during fermentation to extract tannin, colour and flavour from the skins.
On the nose, the LBV Port is intense and complex with aromas of balsamic, rose, basil, red and black fruits, as well as spicy notes of black pepper. On the palate, this Wine has a lively acidity and robust tannins, complemented by an incredibly balanced finish.
2013 was characterised by a cold, wet winter and spring leading to a delay in the vegetative cycle on the vine. Summer was warm and dry, and although there were heavy downpours at the end of September and start of October, they preserved quality and also enforced stoppages during the harvest. On average, the harvest began eight days later than usual. Despite these challenges, the resulting wines were of excellent quality.
The wines remained in the Douro until the spring when they were transported to Vila Nova de Gaia to mature in large oak vats. The final blend was created from wines that had been carefully selected by regular tasting and analysis.