Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in the bottle for about a decade until it reaches maturity.
Port Wine from a single harvest or of undeclared or “non-classical years”, made from high quality vineyards of Fonsecas farms.
These wines mature in Fonsecas cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia and are only sold a decade after the harvest, when they reach maturity.
Fresh and concentrated raspberry jam aromas with herbal nuances.
Luscious fat palate, full of chocolate, prune and licorice flavours.
Firm tannins, good volume and soft, velvety texture.
Lovely prolonged finish..
The 1994/5 winter was characterized by very heavy rain, but temperatures were higher than normal and there was no cold weather.
February was a dry month and the beginning of spring was unusually warm for the season.
The cold weather arrived in late April and, in Douros higher regions, there was severe damage caused by frost.
However, in May, flowering condition eventually became almost perfect.
The two features to stand out, from the 1995 Vintage, are exceptionally high levels of sugar and the abundant harvest.
The colour extraction was excellent and the fermentations in the mills always took a long time
Dow’s Quinta Sra. Da Ribeira Vintage 2012 is a wine with violet aromas that come from Touriga Franca vineyards, having reached the perfect ripeness in the year of its production. In this wine is still possible to find complex and seductive aromas of blackberry and currant, making it a fragrant and fruity wine. All these flavours and aromas in a 4,5Lt (6 bottles) Edition that you won't want want to miss.
This is a Vintage Port for early consumption, a wine full of blackberry aromas and a floral touch; a second, very intense Fonseca's wine. A good alternative that you will wish to find out for yourself. Bottled in 2000
Croft 2003 Vintage Port
This Port is fragrant and possesses wild black fruit aroma and an exotic touch.
The aroma burst from the glass: blackberry, blueberry, violets, cassis and morning dew, all with a fantastic setting.
It is full-bodied, magnificent and majestic on the mouth, with a better definition and approach than ancient Port wine. Blackberry and blueberry flavours provide a mineral sense that crosses at the finish, with an imperceptible alcohol.
This is a good choice for a Vintage Port and to savour pleasurably on several occasions.Ageing process:
Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles for several years.