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Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage 2005

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Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage 2005

Ageing Period:
Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles for about a decade until it reaches maturity.

Winemaking Process:
Port Wine from a single harvest or of undeclared or "non-classical years", made from high quality vineyards of Fonseca's farms.
These wines mature in Fonseca's cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia and are only sold a decade after the harvest, when they reach maturity.

Tasing Notes:
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.

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