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December 6, 2021

Weekly Online Offer for Dec 6/21

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 1:50 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Our online feature this week is the Fonseca NV Terra Prima Reserve Organic Port (Douro, Portugal) – $27.99, regularly $35.99.

Founded in 1815, Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic, complex and most voluptuous of ports in their entire line.

While for the collector or connoisseur, Fonseca may be synonymous with Vintage Port, to many wine lovers around the world it is best known as the producer of Bin No.27, one of the most popular Ports ever made.

However, in its wish to advance modernality, Fonseca was the first house to produce an certified organic ruby port – the Terra Prima, our feature this week. An area of its flagship estate, Quinta do Panascal in the Távora Valley, was converted to organic viticulture in 1992 and today its Quinta de Santo António in the Pinhão Valley is entirely certified for organic production. The key however was an agreement with a specialised distiller who was able to supply grape spirit for fortification made from certified organically farmed grapes.

The Terra Prima is a wonderfully rich, concentrated Port with great flavour and texture. It has an opulent black fruit nose which is followed through on the palate showing layers of intense berry, plum and cherry fruit flavours supported by firm, but well integrated tannins. This is a deliciously textured Port wine, which is velvety, smooth, succulent and plump. Great as an after dinner drink!

Fonseca NV Terra Prima Reserve Organic Port (Douro, Portugal) – $27.99 (regularly $35.99)

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