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.
Warre’s Vintage 2007 is a Port where each component of the batches ages for 18 months in oak barrels. The wine is bottled in May of 2009, without any filtration or clarification. In a special edition of 6Lt you can now complete your wine cellar with this amazing Vintage
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira wine cellars are one the most modern of Douro, being combined with the best of traditional winemaking methods, developed during centuries. The dedication and care invested with the cellars transposes to their exclusive bottling, where Vintage Port Wines have a place of distinction. The superb quality and bottling expresses a great exuberance. Dow’s Senhora da Ribeira Vintage 2006 is a full-bodied Port Wine, with strong tannins, although immature.m The flavour of blackberries provide it its intense and deep dark colour. With a mystic perfume, in this wine stands out the notes of tobacco, herbs and spring fresh flowers is now avaiable in a 4, 5Lt (6 bottles) edition to celebrate a special moment.
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.
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.