23 Apr 2018
Fonseca has announced the declaration of the 2016 Fonseca Classic Vintage Port.
Fonseca has announced the declaration of the 2016 Fonseca Classic Vintage Port. The announcement was made on April 23, 2018, in accordance with house tradition. Comments Off on Fonseca Vintage 2016:Adrian Bridge, General Manager"The 2016 Fonseca presents finely constituted fruit, the hallmark of the house style, with an attractive minerality. Worth noting is the quality of the tannins, one of the main attributes of the 2016. This was a year of low yields, which is reflected in the quantity of Port made available. "
David Guimaraens, Director of EnologyCommenting on the viticultural year: "The 2016 harvest will be remembered for starting very late. At Quinta do Cruzeiro it started harvesting in late September and at Quinta do Santo António in early October. This was due to the late start of the ripening season and the long and very even ripening of the harvest. Balance is certainly one of the key words of the year". Commenting on the wine, "The gradual and uniform ripening of the grapes produced a wonderfully balanced Fonseca Vintage 2016, with pure fruit, firm and very well integrated tannins in addition to an attractive freshness."