Porto Fonseca LBV 2007
Ref : 467315
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 34.10 € / liter
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its dark garnet colour brings out a nice black cherry aroma, core and kirsch. As for the taste, this wine is frank, close, heady, well-typed with sweet spices. Soft and strong.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Originally, the LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) was born from the unsold barrels of Vintage Port. Finding no taker, the wines remained much longer in the barrels. In 1958, the IVDP (Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto) formalised this port to become a category in itself.
Domain and appellation
Founded in the early nineteenth century by João dos Santos Fonseca, the Fonseca House is at the forefront of the houses of Porto. It stands out from its peers by its ability to maintain a constant quality and style year after year. Six generations make the Fonseca House one of the symbols of Porto with exceptional quali-ty and a House still at the forefront in terms of viticulture and winemaking.
- Viticulture: The House provides Fonseca wine to Quintas do Cruzeiro, Santo António and Panascal.
- Vinification: This wine is selected from a single harvest. It is then aged in large oak barrels for 5 years before being bottled for commercialisation. Fonseca LBV 2007 is unfiltered.