O Produtor, tasting note published in May 13th 2020
Attractive blondish colour with topaz halo. Majestic nose with a bouquet of dried fruits, wood notes and appetising hints of chocolate. On the palate is smooth and velvety. A wine of great intensity, revealing a magnificent tannic strength and a sumptuous elegance. Long and delightful finish.
Cálem 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a wine that reflects the art of blending, and results from the careful combination of wines aged in oak casks, with an average age of 10 years. Hand-picked at their optimum point, the grapes are destemmed, crushed and vinified using a process based on careful maceration to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skins, complemented by permanent pumping over during fermentation. Fermentation takes place in lagares, at a controlled temperature between 28-30ºC, until the desired degree of Baumé is reached. At this stage, the addition of grape brandy (benefício) takes place, giving rise to a fortified wine. A high quality wine, obtained by blending wines from different harvests from different years in order to obtain a complementarity of organoleptic characteristics typical of this style of old tawny. RECOMMENDATIONS: The velvety texture and the singular aromatic expression stand out notably with main courses which include nuts. Irresistible with a terrine of foie gras with aubergine and walnuts. A superb choice to accompany endless desserts including crème brûlée, delicious caramel brownies, chocolate and pistachio pave and walnut crostini with chèvre cheese.
Sogevinus Fine Wines Group focuses its activity on the production and commercialization of high quality Port wines and Douro D.O.C* wines. (D.O.C* – Denomination of Controlled Origin, similar to the French A.O.C). Our main goal is to promote dynamism and excellence from the vineyards to the customer’s table. An expanded universe of secular Port Wine and Douro D.O.C brands, and a set of info structures for tourism and production that support our activity, complete the scenery of this Portuguese holding company.
About Sogevinus: The continuing commitment to quality and Excellency was crucial to face a constantly developing business sector. The results are plain to see: today, Sogevinus is a company that offers one of the most extensive ranges of products, and takes the lead in the category of “Colheita” Port Wine.
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