Fonseca Vintage 1997
Fonseca Vintage 1997 Port is a young and elegant Vintage Port with ripe berries aroma; a Fonsecas “Classic that you’ll want to savour several times.
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Fonseca Vintage 1997 Port
Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles for several years.
Produced only with grapes from Fonsecas 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.
An attractive, fragrant, elegant and complex wine with a raspberry and fresh wild berries aromas.
This is a very elegant, delicate and complete wine with tobacco hints and wood notes, enormous depth, rich and lovely fruit and huge tannins.
It possesses a long finish.
The 1997 winter and spring were relatively warm and dry.
In February and March, higher than normal temperatures caused the early onset of the buds, having the grape-berries formation been very good in all vineyards.
From flowering until September, there was frequent rain, which attenuated the seasons initial breakthrough and gave way to a period of more gradual ripening. The weather during the harvest was extremely hot and an extra effort was necessary to extend fermentation time.
The yields, however, was inferior by 30%, approximately.
The wine high quality was evident from the start with the must intensity, the good integration of spirit and the powerful and attractive aromas.