Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles for several years.
Produced only with grapes from Fonsecas three farms – Quinta de Santo António, Quinta do Cruzeiro and Quinta do Panascal from a single harvest in a particular year. The grapes are trodden by foot in stone wine mills.
Port with a deep red brick colour (similar to Burgundy red).
With a brownish rim. It possesses a bouquet that is attractive, rich and spicy with ripe raisins, caramel and resin.
Port Wine with a lovely weight and balance and strong raisins, caramel and spicy flavours.
It has a good depth and a lot of persistence in the finish.
The rainfall from October to March was of 40 cm, an amount slightly above average.
Spring was very dry and was followed by rain in May and June.
From July to October 1970 there was almost no rain and the harvest took place in ideal conditions.
The harvest began on 21 September.
The clusters were in perfect conditions and completely disease free.
Sunny days and cool nights resulted in musts with tremendous colour depth, but that took a lot of work.
The yields were high.
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.
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
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