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
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.
Inky black colour, with a narrow purple rim. The nose it is still youthful and focused, displaying fresh and vibrant raspberry and black currant aroma with hints of tea leaf and plum.
The palate is relatively austere, showing a lot of depth and backgroud.
Thick and velvety tannins reveal an attractive firmness and grip in the finish, which is marked by a magnificent burst of fresh red berry fruit aromas.
The winter, before the 2005 harvest, was extremely cold and dry, leaving severely reduced water supplies, after an equally dry and hot 2004.
Due to cold weather and water shortage, the growing season started later than usual.
The whole growing season was marked by a lower strength and a smaller berry size, in all noble grapes varieties.
From May 16 to September 6 almost there was no rain.
However, despite the extreme heat and conditions similar to those of a drought, the ripening process continued normally but at a slower rate than normal. Fortunately, dry summer conditions were mitigated by the constant rains that fell between 6 and 9 September, giving the vineyards a so needed relief, allowing a complete ripening process and a harvest.
Fonseca Vintage 2009 Port
Reserve, right now, a Fonseca Vintage Port wine that will be more appreciated if consumed from 2019 to 2039.
Do not miss this opportunity to savour a great wine in a few years, celebrating the great moments of your, and of your familys and friends, life.
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.
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.
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.