A HOUSE WITH HISTORY SINCE 1815
Later, in 1822, the young Pedro Manoel Guimaraens moved to London to establish itself as a wine merchant in London. He played a decisive role in the success of this house. The Guimaraens family, who led the company for more than a century, led it to achieve its reputation as one of the best producers of Vintage Port houses. Finally came the Yeatman family, who run the company with great success since the second half of the twentieth century.
In the last quarter of the twentieth century, Fonseca House invested in the purchase of vineyards and vineyard renovation of the Douro valley, becoming also a pioneer of organic and sustainable viticulture while helping to preserve the unique and natural ecosystem of the Douro valley for future generations.
With this approach, the celebration of its bicentennial, Fonseca and their three farms (Panascal, Cruzeiro and Santo Antonio), that are well-differentiated “terroirs” play a decisive role in shaping the character of their wines, and can be proud of its past while looking to the future with confidence to produce wines with authenticity, character with a story to tell – always prepared by creative producers who respect the environment and nature.
Keeping your identity and tradition, Fonseca House is now part of a consolidated group – The Fladgate Partnership. This is one of the most important and respectable trade groups of port wine quality.
DID YOU KNOW…
The first Vintage Port sold under the name Fonseca was produced in 1840 and marked the beginning of a generating splendid vintages, which have continued to the present day, including the iconic 1868 and the extraordinary 1927, 1948, 1977 and 1994, the latter being four wines 100 points.
Although, for collectors and connoisseurs, Fonseca House can be a synonym for Vintage Port to many wine lovers from around the world, the company is best known as the producer of Bin nº 27 Port Wine, one of the wines of Porto more popular of all time.
The Fonseca Bin No. 27 is a port wine created more than a century ago but is being only marketed since 1972.
20 Years Port Wine, Brands, Fonseca, Port Wines, Wine TypesFonseca Tawny 20 Years. A feature of Tawny wine is that, as they become older, sediments are deposited on the casks and therefore the wine gradually gets a lighter colour. This is how Fonseca Tawny 20 Years Port wine gets a deep amber colour with golden highlights. With ripe and very concentrated fruity aromas and flavours, this Port has caramel notes, cinnamon and slight wood notes. It is intense, complex and powerful with a long and glorious finish.€46,46€46,46
Brands, Dated Port Wines, Fonseca, From 1990 to 2000, Port Wines, Vintage Port Wine, Wine TypesBlack colour wine with a live raspberry aroma; this is a Fonsecas very velvety second wine. A good alternative that you will wish to find out for yourself! Bottled in 1997€110,00€110,00
Brands, Dated Port Wines, Fonseca, From 2000 to 2010, Port Wines, Vintage Port Wine, Wine TypesFonseca Quinta do Panascal 2004 Vintage Port is a very intense and dense wine with concentrated blackberry aromas Full-bodied and medium sweet; it is ready to be enjoyed. Book a few bottles in your wine cellar and enjoy its evolution. Bottled in 2006€69,80€69,80
Brands, Dated Port Wines, Fonseca, From 2000 to 2010, Port Wines, Vintage Port Wine, Wine TypesA perfectly blended Vintage Port, with a very balanced blackberry aroma. This second, adult Fonsecas wine is ready to be savoured since 2008. Bottled in 2006€59,80€59,80
Brands, Dated Port Wines, Fonseca, From 1980 to 1990, Port Wines, Vintage Port Wine, Wine TypesThis is a Port with deep ruby colour with intense blackberry, raisins and chocolate aromas; a lovely wine, ideal for lovers of adult vintage, that you cant miss. Enjoy with relish in good company!€199,88€199,88
10 Years Port Wine, Brands, Fonseca, Port Wines, Wine TypesFonseca Tawny 10 Years ripens in oak casks for an average of 10 years. With reddish-brown and crimson reflections, in a silky and smooth composition, where there are many wood notes and strong tannins, creating a mystical bond with fresh acidity. This is a Port with a graceful long finish and fruity notes that remind plums.€20,85€20,85
Brands, Dated Port Wines, Fonseca, From 1990 to 2000, Port Wines, Vintage Port Wine, Wine TypesFonseca Vintage 1997 Port is a young and elegant Vintage Port with ripe berries aroma; a Fonsecas "Classic that you'll want to savour several times. It is also a great gift for someone very special. Enjoy the good times of life in good company.€246,00
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