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Fonseca declares 2017 Vintage

23 April 2019

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Fonseca has announced that it has declared 2017 as a classic vintage. The announcement was made on 23rd April, 2019 in keeping with house tradition. Comments on the Fonseca 2017 Vintage Port are as follows:

Adrian Bridge, Managing Director:

"We are very pleased to announce the release of a classic Fonseca Vintage from 2017. This follows hard on the heels of the highly acclaimed 2016 but is very distinct in character. The Fonseca 2017 is a wine of impressive scale and depth, with the opulent, complex fruit which is the essence of the house style."

David Guimaraens, Head Wine Maker:

"We will remember the 2017 viticultural year for the exceptionally dry conditions throughout the growing and ripening seasons and for the very early harvest. Our picking start date on the Fonseca estates was the earliest for a generation. Not surprisingly, this was also a year of low yields, with the thick-skinned grapes producing dense, deeply coloured musts with high tannin levels. However, the relatively moderate August temperatures meant that ripening was even and the wines perfectly balanced. All the Fonseca properties, in both the Távora and Pinhão valleys, produced excellent wines."

Commenting on the wine: "The quality of the fruit on the Fonseca 2017 is exceptional. It is dense and powerful, with the classic Fonseca opulence and complexity, but with an attractive minerality. The character of the year has harmonised perfectly with the style of the house."

Learn more about the Fonseca 2017 Vintage