Fonseca 3 x 5cl Port Miniatures Gift Set in wood (Tawny, Ruby, White)

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Country Portugal
Port Type Mixed Selection
Region Douro
Brand Fonseca
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 3 x 5cl
ABV 20%
Closure Type screwcap
Vintage 2000
Special Features Presented in wooden gift box
Limited edition wonderful miniature Port Gift set, presented in a wooden box. Ideal as an entry into different types of classic port. Contains 1 x 5cl of each of the following:

1 x Tawny 5cl

Tawny-red colour 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 flavours are lifted on the finish by an attractive crisp acidity. Fonseca aged tawnies are bottled for immediate drinking. Tawny Port makes a delicious dessert wine, and combines particularly well with flavours of almonds, berry fruit or dark chocolate.

1 x Ruby 5cl

Deep ruby colour. Fresh, vigorous and youthful nose, full of intense cherry and blackcurrant aromas. Full bodied on the palate, with solid but well integrated tannins, and a long rich fruity finish. Ruby port is a traditional style of port and Fonseca have been shipping Ruby since the company was founded over 150 years ago. Fonseca Ruby is bottled for immediate drinking. It is an excellent dessert wine, particularly with ripe, blue cheeses. It should be served at room temperature.

1 x White 5cl

Rich, fragrant nose with aromas of mellow fruit and hints of honey and oak. Full body, velvety palate and long flavoursome finish. Fonseca White is traditionally served chilled as an aperitif. It can also be drunk - poured over ice in a glass, topped up with tonic and a leaf of fresh mint. Accompanied by salted almonds or olives, it is an excellent aperitif. Fonseca White Port is a blend of wines produced from white grapes grown mainly on the Upper slopes of the Douro Valley. Fonseca White Port is ready to drink immediately and does not need to be decanted. It should be served at room temperature or slightly cooler. It is a versatile port which may be served either as an aperitif or as a sweet dessert wine.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

Fonseca belongs in the first league of vintage port houses. Few port producers have maintained such consistency of quality and style from vintage to vintage. Fonseca�s three quintas, or vineyard estates, are at the heart of the house�s distinctive house style.

The two Pinhao Valley estates of Quinta do Cruzeiro and Quinta de Santo Ant�nio, have supplied Fonseca for over a hundred years. Quinta do Panascal in the Tavora Valley has a more recent association with Fonseca, but its wines perfectly complement those of the two Pinhao Valley properties as well as producing an exceptional single-quinta Vintage Port made exclusively from grapes grown on the estate.

The unique terroir of each quinta contributes its own distinctive character to the Fonseca Vintage Port blend. Cruzeiro provides the dense core of black fruit and tannin. This is enveloped in the rich succulent jammy flavours and velvety texture of the wines of Panascal and overlaid by the exotic heady scents of Santo Ant�nio. The fusion of the wines of these three diverse properties explains the multi-layered and multi-dimensional quality of Fonseca Vintage Ports and their ability to continue releasing surges of opulent complex aroma over decades of ageing in bottle.

Fonseca's estates have also witnessed pioneering developments in organic and sustainable viticulture in the Douro Valley. Quinta do Panascal was one of the first properties in the valley to contain areas of vineyard with organic certification. Quinta de Santo Ant�nio has been completely converted to the prize-winning sustainable vineyard model developed by the firm's viticulture team and is certified for organic production of both grapes and olive oil.

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Country Of Origin: Portugal

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