Fonseca Terra Prima Organic Reserve Port 75cl

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Country Portugal
Port Type Ruby Port
Region Douro
Brand Fonseca
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20%
Closure Type Cork
Maturity Drink now
Food Match Rich chocolate desserts
Style Rich and concentrated
A wonderfully rich, concentrated Port with great flavour and texture. It has an opulent black fruit nose which is followed through on the palate showing layers of intense berry, plum and cherry fruit flavours supported by firm, but well integrated tannins. This is a deliciously textured Port wine, which is velvety, smooth, succulent and plump. The perfect accompaniment for an indulgent plate of chocolate truffles after dinner or with a chocolate and blueberry fondant as the show stopping dinner party dessert.
Country Of Origin: Portugal

Since the emergence of vintage port as a great classic wine in the first half of the 19th century, Fonseca has been one of its most admired and consistent producers. The release of the legendary 1840, the first vintage port to be sold under the Fonseca name, marked the start of a steady stream of magnificent vintages which continue to this day.

 

Over the years, Fonseca's determination to preserve and refine its distinctive house style has drawn it ever closer to the vineyard. The last three decades of the 20th century saw it invest in vineyard ownership and take a leading role in vineyard renovation in the Douro Valley. Fonseca's three estates, Panascal, Cruzeiro and Santo Antonio, with their distinctive terroirs, have a key role in defining the unmistakeable character of the firm's wines.

 

Fonseca was one of the pioneers of organic viticulture in the Douro valley.  An area of its flagship estate, Quinta do Panascal in the Távora Valley, was converted to organic viticulture in 1992 and today its Quinta de Santo António in the Pinhão Valley is entirely certified for organic production. Fonseca has also developed partnerships with other growers practising organic viticulture in the Douro Valley.


In 2002 it became possible for the first time to produce a Port made entirely from grapes derived from certified organic viticulture.  This was due to an agreement with a specialised distiller who was able to supply grape spirit for fortification made from certified organically farmed grapes.

The result was Terra Prima Reserve, known in the United States as Terra Bella Reserve, an elegant reserve blend, displaying fresh vibrant fruit, in which organic viticulture has allowed the traditional port grape varieties to express their natural aromas to the full.

It is certified as being derived from organically grown grapes by Socert, the Portuguese certifying body which is part of the European Ecocert certification system.


Country Of Origin: Portugal

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