"The quality of fruit present in the 2017 Fonseca, is exceptional. It is concentrated and powerful, with the traditional opulence and complexity of classic Fonseca wines but with an attractive minerality. "
By David Guimaraens
David Guimaraens, Director of Enology: "We will remember the 2017 wine year for the exceptionally dry conditions throughout the vegetative cycle and the early start to the harvest, which was the earliest in memory in a generation. Unsurprisingly, it was a low-yielding year, with thick-skinned berries that produced concentrated musts with high levels of tannins. However, an August with relatively mild temperatures meant that the ripening of the grapes was uniform and the wines perfectly balanced. All of Fonseca's properties, both in the Távora valley and the Pinhão valley, produced excellent wines."