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
Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles 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.
Ripe raspberry and cherry jam aromas, with a lovely aromatic dimension.
Vibrant wild berry flavour.
Plump and rounded tannins, that give good weight and texture.
Finish with lots of flavour and length.
The 1998 growing season started extremely wet.
Water reserves were restored, but the rains also caused extensive erosion problems, particularly in the old vines on slopes.
A cold spring followed, with temperatures almost below zero until mid-April.
In May, the heat started.
A dry and hot summer, with temperatures exceeding 40 ° C during the first two weeks of August, was followed by daily rainfall during the harvest, which began on 20 September.
The almost perfect growing season caused great excitement in the Douro until the harvest began.
The rain, during the harvest caused dilution of must in fermentation and a corresponding reduction in power of the final wine.
All hope was lost and performance in general proved to be the lowest in the decade.
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal 1998 Vintage Port has a fruity flavour and is a very fragrant wine.
Medium-bodied wine, very well structured and that is ready to be savoured.
Book a few bottles in your wine cellar and enjoy its evolution.
Bottled in 2001
Croft Vintage Port 2007
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.Ageing Period:
Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles for several years.
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage 1995 is a Port meticulously selected by the winemaker Peter Symington. mFrom 385 production barrels at this farm, this Winemaker have chosen only 52 barrels to bottle as Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port. With an edition of 4, 5Lt (6 bottles) you can enjoy this wine in the company of the ones you care the most.
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage 1998 is a Port wine created in Quinta's do Vesuvio most insufficient harvest ever. The bottle of this wine should be stored horizontally in a dark place and with a slightly fresh temperature. It presents an intense red colour with purple reflexions and wild berries and black cherries flavours. Enjoy this edition of 4, 5Lt (6 bottles) Vintage wine.