Year Notes about 2007 Wine Year and Harvest: The 2007 year had a rainy winter that replenish underground water reserves, after four hot and dry years.
Wet conditions continued in the spring and early summer with low temperatures.
In the first two weeks of September there were constant daily temperatures between 35 °C and 38 °C.
These hot, dry conditions made the vineyards ripe perfectly, accelerating the sugar and phenolic compounds production while maintaining the excellent natural acidity resulting from a relatively cool summer. As a result, the harvest produced perfectly balanced musts which led to wines with style and elegant, full of vitality and with a concentrated fruity character and superb freshness.
This is a fragrant Port wine with black cherry and violet aromas and a touch of eucalyptus. A good choice for a Vintage to accompany the end of a meal. Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles for several years. A lovely bottle of 37.5 cl.
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage 2000 is a Port wine produced in small quantities, and was the first 21st-century Vintage of Quinta do Vesuvio. It is a wine of a rich and opulent dark purple colour, with aromas of violets. On the palate, it is possible to taste mature fruits and the tannins are firm. One of the best wines from Quinta do Vesuvio, now available in an eddition of 4, 5Lt. (6 bottles). Do not miss this amazing opportunity.
A quite soft Vintage Port with a black colour, raspberries and plums aromas, a second, youthful Fonsecas wine that can be more appreciable if drunk until 2020.
Order now and find teh Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage 2005, bottled in 2007
Croft 2009 Vintage Port
This Vintage Port was created in 2009, which will be remembered as a year of low yields, due, in part, to the small amount of fruit and the effects of a very dry ripening season.
The ripening season started with relatively cold weather that remained so until July.
However, August was intensely hot.
An early harvest granted wines a good acid balance and avoided over-ripening.
Fonseca 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