Fonseca Porto Terra Bella Reserve
In 2002, Terra Bella was the first Port wine to be produced entirely from organically grown grapes. A wonderfully rich, concentrated port with great flavor and texture. It has an opulent black-fruit nose which is followed through on the palate showing layers of intense berry, plum, and cherry fruit flavors supported by firm, but well-integrated tannins. This is a deliciously textured Port wine, which is velvety, smooth, succulent, and plump.
Bottled by Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers Vinhos, which is owned by The Taylor Fladgate Partnership. The prehistory of the firm of Fonseca lies in the late 1700s, in a company known as Fonseca & Monteiro, located in Oporto. The Fonseca family, of Brazilian origin, conducted trade in various products primarily with Brazil, but by the 1820s, Fonseca & Monteiro dealt solely in Port wines. The present firm was not formally founded until 1815, when Manuel Pedro Guimaraens, who had been trading for the company, acquired control through purchase of the majority of the Fonseca holdings. As a condition of the sale, it was stipulated that the Fonseca name be retained. Fonseca today is part of the Fladgate Partnership, made up of three of the most historic and highly regarded Porto houses: Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca, and Croft.