Fonseca 2007 Vintage Port is 10 years old in 2017 and would make a great 10th wedding anniversary present.
Fonseca is truly in the top tier of Vintage Port houses and is recognised for the consistency of style and quality developed by five generations of the same family since the firm’s foundation in 1822. The top wine that they produce, only in good enough vintages, is Fonseca Vintage Port. The grapes for this are sourced mainly from Fonseca’s three Quintas – all located in the Cima Corgo: Quinta de Santo António (which is now organic), Quinta do Cruzeiro, and Quinta do Panascal. All three properties are A-rated, and were purchased by the firm in the 1970s; the former two had been under contract to Fonseca Guimaraens in the early 1900s. The grapes for Fonseca 2007 Vintage Port were trodden by foot in the stone “lagares” of Cruzeiro and Panascal. It is a typical Douro Port blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão and Tinta Amarela.
Fonseca vintage ports are renowned for their great richness, and, while powerful and mouthfilling, for their exquisite structure and femininity. In the context of each vintage, they combine the tannic dimension and grip which give great port its longevity, with the breeding, complexity and perfect balance that are Fonseca’s hallmarks. Although they can be enjoyed when young, Fonseca Vintage Ports will continue to improve in bottle for many decades.
Wine maker is David Guimaraens.