There used to be little sign of activity from the Port category outside an occasional vintage declaration, but in recent years that’s all changed.
The Fladgate Partnership has released a 2013 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port as the brand celebrates its bicentenary this year.
We round up a handful of wines that are delicious, varied, and do without any manipulative cellar techniques – but don’t class themselves as “natural”.
The Fonseca Port house has announced a worldwide programme of events and limited edition releases to celebrate its 200th anniversary.
A less Bordeaux-centric market has driven recent Port vintages upwards at surprising rates and the potential for bigger returns on older vintages is also growing.
The Fladgate Partnership has used the traditional declaration date of St George’s Day to confirm the release of three 2012 vintage Ports.
Eric Asimov recommends a Spanish white with “flavours that resounded long after the sip was gone”, while Jon Bonné picks out a wine that is “a reminder of Zin’s pure pleasures”.
The Fladgate Partnership has joined other major houses in declaring its 2011 vintage Ports, having held off until its traditional timing of St George’s day.
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