In the early 1950’s, the rising demand for Vintage ports led Fonseca Guimaraens to create a second vintage port under the ‘Guimaraens’ label. Dark purple, almost opaque fortified and sweet red wine with lovely, rich, full blackberry aromas and attractive floral and liquorice scents. This is a big, very rich and well rounded wine bursting with blackberry fruit, medium to full bodied with a smooth, silky finish.
Located in the Douro Valley the firm was founded in 1815 by Fonsecas and Monteiros before being led by the Guimaraens family, who established Fonseca reputation as a ‘first growth’ Vintage Port house. Today the Yeatmans and their descendants are in charge. Since 1970 they have invested in the vineyards, taking a leading role in its renovation and have become a pioneer of organic and sustainable viticulture. Fonseca’s three distinctive terroirs, Panascal, Cruzeiro and Santo António, defines the character of their wines. View our selection.
They are mainly famous for their Vintage Port, Guimaraens Vintage, Bin No 27 and their limited release of a Bicentenary Edition Crusted Port to commemorate 200 years of family tradition and achievement.