Calem 10 Years Old Port is the result of a blend of wines aged on average for 10 years in oak barrels, reflecting the ancient art of blending Ports.
This port has a light amber color and shows aromas of wood, dried fruit and chocolate. Velvety soft, intense and lasting in the mouth.
The grapes ferment briefly after which 'Aquardente' is added. Literally this means 'fire water'. This neutral alcohol does not affect the taste, but ensures that the fermentation stops. The yeast cells die by adding the alcohol. The moment of addition determines the taste of the port. Because the fermentation stops, sugar remains, so port is often sweet and has 20% alcohol.
Ideal to enjoy on its own or chilled with chocolate desserts.
Calem 10 Years old port is a delicious Portuguese port from the Douro region in Portugal. This wine is made from different grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca.
Some of his contemporaries may have mistaken António Alves Cálem for an incurable adventurer, but it was entrepreneurship that fuelled his passion. When he founded Porto Cálem in 1859, he set his sights on crossing the Atlantic and exporting to Brazil. This at a time when Port was typically shipped to the British Isles and other European markets. Beaten paths were not for Cálem. Once he eventually set route to Brazil, his first transactions were done in exotic woods. Again, this could have easily been misjudged as a bold decision when, in fact, it was a pondered risk that forwarded a very successful business relationship.
The Douro, the oldest demarcated region in the world, grew the grapes. The cellars of Gaia aged the wine. And António Alves Cálem planned the enterprise. Dauntless, he prepared for an adventure that is still ongoing four generations later.
|Product||Calem 10 Years Old Port|
|Type of wine||Port wine|
|Grape variety||Other grapes red|
|Number of bottles||6|
|Price per bottle||€19.95|