Port Wine
Sandeman Collect. Box
Ed. 225 Anos, Vintage (6) 2000, 75cl

approx. £438.61


 Good ageing

 Serve at 16º-18º

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O Produtor, tasting note published in November 9th 2015

This is a deep-coloured wine with faint brick hues, dominated by aromatic notes of mint cedar and tobacco box. It reveals the presence of spices such as pepper and cinnamon, ripe black fruits and slight chocolate hints, the result of an excellent maturation. On the palate, displays an exceptional balance and structure, with harmonious tannins, and a long complex finish of cedar, mint, and ripe black fruits.

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Sandeman Collect. Box

Selected by Sandeman for its exceptional features, this Vintage will age brilliantly in the bottle for a period of 20, 25 years. Vintages usually peak during their 15th. Being this a 2000 Vintage and the year being 2015, this wine is perfect for serving immediately, and will still develop over the next 10 years. How was it made? After the vintage, the wine remained in the Douro and was racked for the first time in the winter. During this first racking, final adjustments were made to levels of alcohol and acidity. It was transported to Vila Nova de Gaia during the following spring to begin the traditional Porto ageing process in oak vats, which are a characteristic of the Sandeman style. During this period, the wines are racked, analysed and tasted numerous times, so that their maturation can be monitored. Some wines are blended together, some corrected if this is thought necessary on tasting. The final blend is decided upon after stringent selection amongst the wines, always seeking the best quality. Thus, over the first two years, the wine matured under the watchful eye of the winemaker, who tasted it regularly. Being a natural, traditional wine of high quality, this wine does not undergo the usual finishing procedures, so it may later throw a perfectly natural deposit in bottle. This needs to be removed by decanting before drinking if the wine is to be enjoyed at its best.


Medalha de Ouro – Mundus Vini 2015, Alemanha; Medalha de Ouro – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015, Belgica; Medalha de Prata – International Wine Challenge 2015, UK.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 101146

Sogrape Vinhos

Sogrape Vinhos was born of the will and courage of a group of friends. In the difficult economic and political environment of 1942, they decided to stake everything on the visionary talents of one man. This man had the vision to create and develop an innovative wine company with a difference, one which could make and promote Portuguese wines on a global scale.

This vision belonged to Fernando van Zeller Guedes, whose character and forceful personality paved the way for a successful venture that many believed was doomed to fail from the outset. The unparalleled foresight and vision of Sogrape’s founder, resulted in the creation of the first global Portuguese wine brand – Mateus Rosé. Sold in over 120 countries, this proved to be such a resounding commercial success that it provided the decisive momentum for the growth as well as affirming the leadership of which the Company is so proud. The willingness to innovate and the ambition to do things differently – along with respect for tradition and the values of ethics and responsibility – marked the birth of an organization that has proved capable of preserving its founder’s vision and adapting to inevitably changing times. Today, led by the third generation of the founding family, Sogrape Vinhos is ever more closely dedicated to meeting the founding objective: to bring the world quality Portuguese wine brands, with sufficient volume to satisfy the needs of different market segments.

From the pioneering days of buying barrels of wine from small producers in the Douro for processing and bottling in a rented cellar in Vila Real, Sogrape Vinhos has steadily grown. Continuous investment has expanded and developed the company’s assets and workforce to such a degree that Sogrape Vinhos owns over 830 hectares of vineyards in all the key Portuguese wine regions. Nowadays, the full scope of Sogrape Vinhos is clearly demonstrated by the breadth and weight of its portfolio. At first glance, what immediately stands out is the presence of two major global Portuguese wine brands – Mateus Rosé and Sandeman as well as the prestigious wines of Porto Ferreira and Offley. Added to which are the renowned specialist brands that represent the major Portugese wine regions. Beginning with the most famous Portuguese wine of all, Barca Velha, the pride of Casa Ferreirinha (Douro) and continuing with the elegant wines of Quinta dos Carvalhais (Dão), the vibrant Herdade do Peso (Alentejo), the fresh Vinhos Verdes of Quinta de Azevedo and Gazela, and the multi-regional Grão Vasco, to name but a few.

To tell the story of Sogrape Vinhos it is essential to retrace the origins and evolution of the plan conceived by this visionary man. And then to appreciate how his successors have inherited his values and pursued them with dedication, vigour and expertise to grow and develop Portugal’s leading wine company. Above all, the achievements of such a large team are promoted with pride and sustained by the ambition to innovate and enhance all that Sogrape Vinhos has to offer.


Sogrape Vinhos S.A.

Aldeia Nova
4430 – 809 Avintes
Vila Nova de Gaia