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.
It has a deep dark ruby colour and a red rim that becomes brick colour at its edge.
Generous and seductive nose, full of black currant and cherry.
Dense and luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, licorice and roasted coffee.
Exotic and resiny herbal aromas emerge an hour after decanting.
Later, the fruit becomes juicier and creamier with rich raspberry jam flavour overlaying the dark fruity base.
The full-bodied and round palate is supported by thick and well integrated tannins, offering plenty of flavour of delicious chocolate and blackcurrant, which linger in a long and velvety finish.
A fine Port wine that is between youth and maturity.
The 1985 harvest was preceded by an exceptionally cold and wet winter, with night temperatures, in early January, well below the freezing point.
The grape berries formation was excellent and the grape bunches formed perfectly.
The summer was hot throughout the region without any rainfall during July and August.
Fonseca began to harvest earlier than many of the other producers, occurring in ideal conditions before the rain that fell at the end of September.
The conditions for incubation were ideal, resulting in an exceptional colour and density must.
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 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.
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.
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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.