Fine Tawny

Fonseca

Fine Tawny

Region: Portugal / Douro Valley Porto
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela

Fonseca’s Fine Tawny Porto is made from fruit grown in Fonseca’s estate vineyards supplemented by fruit sourced in the traditional way from area growers. In the winery, the newly developed, robotic “Port Toes” technology for treading allows the winery to maximize the quality of the fruit by mimicking the gentle action of human feet during traditional foot treading. Fermentation is halted by the addition of grape spirits before all the residual sugar has been fermented, creating a sweet, fortified wine. Each year, a portion of this ruby wine is set aside according to its aging potential to be added to Fonseca’s stocks for blending. The Fine Tawny Porto is a blend of wines, selected from these stocks, that have been aged for an average of three years.

91 Points

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89 Points

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tasting note

This golden-hued tawny offers pure aromas and sweet flavors of ripe, black fruit and light butterscotch with a silky texture and subtle oak notes.

food pairing

Excellent with dried fruit and nuts. Made to be enjoyed immediately, without further aging.

technical data

GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela
APPELLATION: Douro
ACIDITY: 3.52 g/l
ABV: 20%
AGING: average of 3 years in oak
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 93.7 g/l

points of distinction

  • A delicious, affordable tawny Porto
  • about the grape +
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“My team and I strive to bring the very best performance out of our vineyards by careful nurturing of the vines, combined with the very best winemaking techniques available.”

– David Guimaraens, Winemaker

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