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Fonseca et al
24 Sep 2008 by Richard Hemming
On 4 Sep – by coincidence, the first day of their harvest in the Douro – Australian-trained Taylor Fladgate Partnership winemaker David Guimaraens gave a tutored tasting of nine Fonseca ports in the Crystal Suite of the Dorchester Hotel. The setting was sophisticated and refined, as was his lecture - and indeed the wines that followed. Fonseca have a rich and complex history that combines tradition and innovation in their approach to port-making. Quinta do Panascal, the focus of the presentation, demonstrates that complex heritage ably: it was, in 1992, the first organic vineyard in the region and saw pioneering techniques to...

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