If you are planning a visit to the Douro valley check out our 2012 harvest program.
Join the harvest celebration with family, relatives or friends!
On 27th January we will offer you a 10% discount in our wine shop! You can also join Port Day by sharing the photos of your visit to Panascal.
Mor info on #Portday http://www.wineorigins.com/?p=1505
The authentique marron glacé (Candied chestnuts) requires the expertise of a confiseur.
The process is slow but, trust us this is heaven! Indeed, the chestnuts are carefully selected and then slowly crystallized in (different) vanilla syrups.
Quinta do Panascal autumn pairing: Fonseca 20 Year & Neuhaus’ marron glacé - €5,25 per person
Fonseca 2009 Vintage will arrive at quinta do Panascal next monday October 17!
Special price – declaration offer 69.95€ (75cl with wooden box) – valid untill December 15th 2011
Tasting by-the-glass also availabe (€6)
Steven Spurrier, Decanter August 2011 – “…spicy, dense fruit with an iron spine behind the richness, energy and sweetness in Fonseca’s robust style, 2019 -2039.” 19 points
Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.com, May 2011 – “Smooth, ripe, aromatic nose is lush and rich, with ripe – almost creamy – blackcurrant and raspberry fruit. Very sweet on the palate yet lively, vibrant and fresh, showing broad texture and some appealing tannic grip. Fine grained yet firm tannins combine well with very sweet fruit.” 94–96/100
Jancis Robinson, Purple Pages, May 2011 – “Blackish purple. Heady, opulent nose – really very winning indeed already! But on the palate there seems to be just a slight hole in the middle, a lack of sheer fruit weight. Long and vibrato on the finish though until an extremely dry note on the very end. This reminds me of a fortified version of a 2003 right bank bordeaux.” Score 17.5+. Drink 2030-50
Luís Antunes, Revista de Vinhos, Julho 2011 – “Aromas de lagar, passas, chocolate, fruta preta e cristalizada, caramelo de frutas, complexo, tenso e profundo.Muito encorpado, vigoroso e tex- turado, taninos sólidos, acidez viva, cheio de equilíbrio e personalidade.” Pontos 18,5
Rui Falcão, Revista Wine, Julho 2011 – “Cor preta absolutamente impenetrável. Nariz efusivo e alegre, muito mais frutado, hedonista e exuberante que o habitual na Fonseca, arremessando notas de amora e ameixa preta, deixando as especiarias e o chocolate para o fundo do copo, num registo mais retraído. Denso e sedoso, voluptuoso nos taninos suaves, não se cansa de expressar a fruta de forma entusiástica, com uma desenvoltura e descaramento que animam a alma.” Pontos 18,5
Harvest is just around the corner. While we wait for a date we pamper ourselfs …. We all lead such busy lives these days and sometimes you need to take some time out, relax an enjoy the good things in life.
How can you resist? Programs including a boat trip and a meal at Fonseca Quinta Panascal are a must do!
If you are coming with a party larger than 10 people please contact us and reserve in advance.
As for the 2011 harvest: Stay tuned!
Smooth, delicate and aromatic, with a subtle fruitiness, this premium single estate olive oil is produced in very limited quantities from the first cold pressing of olives organically grown on the Santo António estate. Owned by the distinguished Port house Fonseca, Santo António is an organic vineyard located in the Pinhão valley (not very far from Panascal). Its olive trees are of the Galega (Negrucha), Madural, Cordovil and Cobrançosa varieties.
Grand Diploma – in the “medium fruit” category awarded by the International extra Virgin Olive Oil Agency 5th edition of the ALMA TROPHY
Quinta de Santo António organic extra virgin olive oil – soon available at Panascal visitors’ centre!
At Quinta do Panascal, life doesn’t get much better than sitting outside on a warm, sunny day; gazing over the Távora Valley vineyards; and enjoying fine food and wine….
“THE BLENDING ART” at quinta do Panascal
It is a game whose aim is to challenge the players to produce a blend of an old Tawny. Each group will be provided with bottles of Port , pipettes, beakers and funnels. The final evaluation will be made by a blind tasting. Each group will designate a taster and all the blends will then be tasted and accessed by the tasters. A custom-made label is also required!
At the end we will surely have a winner…
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