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The Story

Vinified in Quinta do Seixo through traditional technology of Port wine, grapes sourced in Quinta do Seixo and Quinta do Vau. After selection of grapes, crushing and destemming, very intense maceration is followed during the period of alcoholic fermentation, by foot in granite wineries with controlled temperature. Its balance and harmony as well as its body and structure are obtained through the selection of grapes, the intensity of maceration and the choice of the moment of the stop of the fermentation. After the harvest the wine remains in the Douro, being subjected during the winter to the first racking and transported to Vila Nova de Gaia the following spring. Here begins the usual process of aging Port Wine in oak barrels. During this period, the wines are subject to raffles, analyzes and tests, which allow to accompany their aging. The final batch is obtained after thorough selection of the wines, in the insistent search for the best quality.

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Wine Information

1963: Classic vintage. Sandeman one of the deeper coloured ’63s: full, plummy colour; good nose, fruity and peppery; very sweet when young, full-bodied with lots of grip. In the late 1970s still needing more time. Recent notes: retaining good colour; classic nose; medium sweet – drying out a little, a touch of leanness but very good flavour. Probably the best post war Sandeman. (Last noted at dinner, December 2000 – 4 stars).


The House of Sandeman was founded in London in 1790 by George Sandeman, a young Scot from Perth who decided to invest £300 borrowed from his father in creating a business marketing wines from Porto (Portugal) and Jerez (Spain ).

The innovation revealed from the outset, would eventually carry Sandeman to a notable position in the wine and spirit sector, and the company is today undoubtedly one of the most recognized brands in the world.

Always a pioneer, Sandeman was the first company to brand its name on a cask with a hot iron. In 1805, the GSC (George Sandeman Co.) signature was a guarantee of quality for the wine it sold. It was also one of the first companies to label and advertise its wines, which in the early nineteenth century were already being exported to several countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.

The "Sandeman Don" is one of the world's first ever brand images and the first major icon in the wine world. It was painted in 1928 by George Massiot Brown and, with its Coimbra (Portuguese) student's black cape and the typical Jerez (Spanish) "sombrero", it still retains all its mystique and attractiveness, to represent the seduction and mystery of the Sandeman brand.

Sandeman's international success was underlined in 1990 with the launch of a more modern portfolio and a new advertising campaign that emphasised a less traditional, younger and more innovative "Don".

In 2002, Sogrape Vinhos incorporated Sandeman into its business, reinforcing its status as a major international operator in the wine sector with one more truly global brand in its portfolio.

For over two centuries, Sandeman has based its success on a rare capacity for innovation and expertise handed down from generation to generation. Currently, Sandeman clearly stands out as "the" worldwide Port Wine and Sherry brand and proudly signs: "Sandeman, Famous for Pleasure."

1963: Classic vintage. Sandeman one of the deeper coloured ’63s: full, plummy colour; good nose, fruity and peppery; very sweet when young, full-bodied with lots of grip. In the late 1970s still needing more time. Recent notes: retaining good colour; classic nose; medium sweet – drying out a little, a touch of leanness but very good flavour. Probably the best post war Sandeman. (Last noted at dinner, December 2000 – 4 stars).

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Vintage 1963

Declared by all the major Port houses, 1963 was a monumental vintage against which many others are now judged. Power, dimension and real character are all hallmarks of this most memorable vintage. And even after more than 45 years the best wines never fail to impress with their essential three components of fruit, tannin and elegance. 1963s almost always appear to be younger than they really are.

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Porto, Douro

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