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Port Wines

The House of Fonseca



Fonseca 1983

Vintage Port

Attractive blood red color. Good depth. Intense bouquet. Strong aromas of chocolate prune, fig. Nice depth. Concentrated, rich and complex.

 
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Tasting Note

Attractive blood red color. Good depth. Intense bouquet. Strong aromas of chocolate prune, fig. Nice depth. Concentrated, rich and complex. Almost creamy. Flavors of prune and fig.

Notes on the year

The winter of 1982/83 was marked by extreme cold weather in February, when snow fell in Pinhão for the first time in 20 years. Winter rainfall was once again low. However, heavy rain in the spring, particularly during May, resulted in a poor bud set. July was hot and dry, but a wet month of August produced an exceptionally backward crop and the forecasts were pessimistic. However, a late summer materialised in September and the average daily temperature was almost five degrees centigrade higher than the average over the previous ten years. The fruit ripened quickly and maturation was practically complete by the end of September. Picking started on the 3rd October and conditions were ideal for the rest of the vintage.

Vintage Port 1983