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2003 Fonseca Vintage

75cl Volume

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Do you know where the famous port wine Fonseca Vintage 2003 is produced? In the Upper Douro Valley, one of the most beautiful wine-growing regions in the world. The character of the port wine comes from a combination of soil, grape variety and climate. The vines are planted in stony slate soils, which give the wine a very special taste, on steep slopes overlooking the river Douro.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: fortified wine
Vintage: 2003 Other vintages
Appellation:Port (Porto & Douro, Portugal)
Winery: Fonseca Porto
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Tinta Roriz
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 19.5%

Description of 2003 Fonseca Vintage

2003 Fonseca Vintage (Tinta Roriz)


  • View: 2003 Fonseca Vintage is opaque, black with dark purple trim,
  • Nose: Lovely perfumed floral aromas very close;
  • Mouth: very polished, fine, firm and specific fine grain and bittersweet dark chocolate concentration of tannins.

Grapes: Touriga National, Touriga franca, Baroque Ink, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Cao

WINERY: Fonseca

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The Winery

Fonseca Porto

Fonseca Porto

Fonseca Guimaraens, often simply called Fonseca, is one of the largest Port wine houses in Portugal. Manoel Pedro Gonçalves Guimaraens and his brother João Gonçalves Salgueiro, established the company in 1822 when they acquired control of the Fonseca and Monteiro Company from the Fonseca Family by purchase of the majority of Fonseca owned shares. A condition of the sale of Fonseca's shares was that the name Fonseca remain as the brand name

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Reviews of 2003 Fonseca Vintage


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TASTING NOTES OF 2003 Fonseca Vintage 70cl:
- View: intense red color
- Nose: aromas of nuts, ripe fruit, vanilla
- Mouth: generous, sweet

APPELLATION: Porto (Portugal)
GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cao, Touriga French

WINE PAIRING: desserts, snacks, nuts
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Fonseca Vintage 2003

Reviews of other vintages of 2003 Fonseca Vintage201720162008


TASTING NOTES:View: dark ruby ​​red color with purple hues.Nose: Intense aroma, with sweet notes of dried red fruit, smoky oak wood, plums, licorice, leather, spices and a slight smoky.Mouth: fine, complex, good acidity, soft tannins on the palate and light dark berry flavor notes.APPELLATION: Oporto (Porto and Douro, Portugal).VINEYARD: Fonseca.GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Malbec.AGEING: Madura for at least 24 months in barrels of French and American oak before being bottled and refined in bottle.PREPARATION: The grapes are harvested by hand, destemmed, are squeezed traditionally and hatched in stainless steel tanks, where alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature of 26 ° C occurs.WINE PAIRING: Roasted red meats, pastas, vegetables, desserts and blue cheese.RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE SERVICE: 16-18 ° CALCOHOL: 20%
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Adolf Wilson


It has an appropriate bitter end.
It is important to open it before consuming.
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Elisabeth Wilshire


It has a very nice colour. It tasted ok.
We paired it with a wide range of tapas.
We tested it in a dinner Party.
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Charles Walcott
Fonseca 2008