Porto Calem Fine Ruby (19.50%)

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Porto Calem was founded by Antonio Alves Calem at 1859. Antonio started to export the wines to Brazil, which was the new market for port wines. Usually them were exported to UK and other European markets. Opening a new market proved to be successful so Porto Calem was quickly able to go also other markets and grew one of the most important wine houses in Portugal. 

After crushing the grapes, the wine must is fermented at stainless steel tanks at temperature of 28-30 until to achieve a sufficient level when it is cancelled by adding a wine spirit. After that it is blended with other fortified wines and matured in oak barrels and stainless steel vats at least 3 years. 75cl bottle was 8.68€ at Alko1000.

Nose have lots of young vibrant fruity and berry aromas. Taste is sweet and smooth on the beginning but soon comes some acidity so the entirely is well balanced. There is some black cherry, plum and peanuts on the taste. Tanninity is moderate and alcohol feels warm but not too strong. Aftertaste is slightly dry but rather short. It’s very easy drinking port, pleasantly sweet, rested enough but not so much maturated to have much complexity. 

80/100

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