Fonseca Tawny Port Wine
During January, after each harvest, Fonseca separates a reserve of quality Vintage Port wines great, which are very concentrated and powerful.
These wines are basically selected from the companys own farms and valued according to their aging potential.
Fonseca Tawny Port ages for three years in small oak casks, in Fonseca’s cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia.
As Tawny Port wine get older, it becomes more auburn as they release their deposits in the hull instead of doing so in the bottle.
Racking contributes to the oxidation process and this process is responsible for gradually reducing fruit characteristics, and then the wine starts acquiring nuts characteristics.
After three years of ageing, and shortly before bottling, the wines are blended to achieve balance and harmony.
This Port has a red-auburn colour, fading to brick colour in the halo.
It displays seductive apricot and plum aromas with sweet touches of butterscotch and spices.
Rrich and greedy flavours are exalted at the finish on the palate, by an attractive and crispy acidity.
Tawny is a delicious dessert wine, harmonizing particularly well with almond, berries or dark chocolate flavours.
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.
Dow's Quinta Sra. Da Ribeira Vintage 2012 is a wine with aroma of violets from the vineyards of Touriga Franca which are oriented to the South and in the year of its production reached a perfect ripeness. In this wine is still possible to find slight aromas of blackberry and currant, making it fragrant and fruity wine.
Dow's Senhora da Ribeira Vintage Magnum 1998 is a Port Wine that reunites all the characteristics of a classic Vintage Dow's, absolutely black, with a slight ruby edge. In the nose is possible to feel the delicated floral notes of violets and roses, as some hints of black fruit and cocoa. Powerful, elegant and fruity tannins that provide an outstanding balance and magnificient harmony. With a bottle of 1,5Lt it is possible to taste this wine in a special event, like your birthday.
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.