Fonseca Tawny Port – 750ML

During the January following each vintage, Fonseca sets aside a reserve of very concentrated, powerful vintage quality red ports, selected and judged according to their ageing potential. Fonseca Tawny spends three years ageing in small wooden casks in Fonseca’s cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. As tawny ports age, they grow lighter in color, as they throw their deposit in the cask rather than in the bottle. The process of racking contributes to the oxidation process whereby the wine’s fruit qualities gradually diminish and its nutty characteristics are acquired. After the three years of ageing the wines are then blended together a few months before bottling for balance and harmony. Fonseca aged tawnies are bottled for immediate drinking.

Tasting Notes

Tawny-red color fading to brick on the rim. The seductive nose displays aromas of apricot and plum with mellow undertones of butterscotch and spice. On the palate, the rich jammy flavors are lifted on the finish by an attractive crisp acidity.

Serving Suggestion

Tawny Port makes a delicious dessert wine, and combines particularly well with flavors of almonds, berry fruit or dark chocolate.

Varietal Tawny Port
Country Portugal
Region Douro Valley
Brand Fonseca

$18.99

in a mixed case:
$16.14
SKU 6260
750ML

8 in stock

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