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2013 QUINTA DO SEIXO, Sandeman. Port

Bin:  975

Alcohol percentage:  20.5%

Grape variety:

29% Touriga Nacional, 24% Touriga Franca, 15% Sousão, 5% Tinta Francisca, 27% ‘other local varieties'(!); foot-trodden in traditional granite lagares and aged in wood for 2 years before bottling.


From the website of the UK agents for Sandeman:
“There are few more iconic images in the world of wine than the ‘Don’, the logo created for the Sandeman family in 1928 by George Massiot Brown. The cape was modelled on the attire worn by university students in Porto, while the wide-brimmed hat was a nod to the family’s presence in Jerez. Today, the wines are good enough to be every bit as famous as the image of the Don. This hasn’t always been the case, but since Sogrape bought Sandeman from Seagram in 2002, the major investment that has taken place in the vineyards and the winemaking has seen them rise to the top of the tree in Port. The production of Port – especially Tawny – requires patience and a long-term vision, something which explains why families like the Guedes and the Symingtons are the major players in the Port business today.”
“The spectacular Quinta do Seixo estate is located in the heart of the Cima Corgo sub-region of the Douro, just downstream from the village of Pinhão. The estate is 108 hectares, with 71 hectares under vine, situated on the steep hillsides on the south bank of the river and the vines are planted on terraces supported by dry stone walls. Given the steep gradients and the inaccessibility for machinery, vineyard operations and harvesting are carried out by hand. The soil in the Douro Valley is schist – a slate-like metamorphic rock that fractures vertically, allowing the vine roots to dig deep to access water and nutrients to sustain them through the hot Douro summers. 27% of the fruit for the 2013 vintage was sourced from a small field blend parcel of over 100-year-old vines.”

Old Bridge rating:

This is a great example of Single Quinta Port. In absolutely the same style as Vintage Port, Single Quintas are made almost every year, unlike the flagship wine that only comes in the apparently greatest vintages. But these top vineyards invariable produce fairly brilliant Ports, whatever the conditions. In short, it’s in incredible bargain.


£28.03 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£26.55 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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