Fonseca Siroco White Port 75cl 20%

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Country Portugal
Port Type White Port
Region Douro
Brand Fonseca
Grape Variety Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20%
Closure Type Cork
Food Match Traditionally enjoyed as an aperitif, served chilled in a white wine glass accompanied by salted almonds and some plump, juicy olives. Equally enjoyed when served with a cool summer gazpacho or when cooking clams or mussels to provide an original aromatic
Pale, straw colour. A superb balance of ripe fruit, delicate acidity and elegant notes of wood aging. Full and fruity on the palate this wine has a glorious lingering finish and an attractive, refreshing crispness.
Country Of Origin: Portugal

Fonseca siroco is a dry white port first introduced in the 1950s and named after the warm wind which blows over the mediterranean from north africa.

White Ports are made from classic white Douro grape varieties and are usually aged for a relatively short time in oak vats. There are sweeter and drier styles, the latter being made by allowing the fermentation to continue a little longer before fortification. It is a blend of classic white Port grape varieties, predominantly Malvasia Fina with smaller proportions of Gouveio, Viosinho, Rabigato and Arinto, grown on the cooler, higher vineyards of the Douro Valley.

To achieve its crisp dry finish, the wine is allowed to ferment for longer than other styles of Port before it is fortified. Ageing in small oak vats gives Siroco its smoothness as well as its attractive ripe fruit flavours and delicate nuttiness.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

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