Calem Port, founded in 1859 by Antonio Alves Calem, has a rich history of four generations. Since releasing its first Vintage Port in 1870, Calem has gained a reputation for being one of the Douro’s most celebrated Port producers. The imposing winery is situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the south bank of the Douro River, and attracts around 150,000 visitors each year.
The wine making process consists in a slight maceration for extraction of colour and aromas and the pressing of the grapes without skins, followed by fermentation, which takes place very slowly in stainless steel vats, under low and controlled temperatures (between 16 and 18°C) to ensure a fresh and aromatic style. The fermentation is halted by adding grape brandy, creating the fortified wine. Obtained by the blending of wines of different harvests, with different levels of maturation in large oak barrels and stainless steel vats for a minimum of 3 years, the result is a rich and well balanced wine.
Pale straw colour. A delicate and very aromatic nose, on which the liveliness of fresh fruit and floral notes prevail. On the mouth, it is slightly dry yet smooth and well balanced. A fresh, engaging and enduring finish.
Ideal with nibbles (such as roasted almonds), with lemon and tonic, or in other cocktails. Perfect with salted almonds and olives. A perfect company for light starters, like a strawberry and spinach salad, or a velvety salmon soufflé.
Blend: Códega, Malvasia Fina, Donzelinho, Esgana Cão
Closure: Natural cork
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No