23 Apr 2024

St George’s Day is when Fonseca traditionally announces whether it will make a new Vintage Port.

Revealing this year’s decision, Fonseca’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge said: “I am delighted to say that we will be making a limited bottling of the 2022 Guimaraens Vintage Port. The 2022 is showing the characteristic aromatic opulence and voluptuous ripe black fruit character, that are the hallmarks of the Guimaraens vintage style.” 


David Guimaraens, Fonseca’s Head Winemaker, added: “2022 will stand out for being a remarkably dry year with a series of heatwaves. It will also be remembered for the year that we were able to reintroduce our foot treading, which due to COVID had not happened for the previous two vintages. The Ports made on the Fonseca estates were outstanding, allowing us to produce a very fine Guimaraens vintage blend, full bodied and packed with dense berry fruit flavour. A true time capsule of the year.”