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
Poached pears – This refreshing, simple and very elegant dessert, perfect served with some think cream or perhaps some vanilla ice cream.
Cooking instructions: Combine all the ingredients, except the pears, in a saucepan and gently bring to a boil. Simmer gently the liquid gently for 5-10 minutes, whilst you peel and core the pears, leaving the stalk intact for decoration.
Drop in the pears and continue to simmer for around 30 minutes, gently turning the pears occasionally to ensure they cook evenly.
Remove the pears, and then reduce the remaining sauce by about half. Strain into a jug and pour generously over the pears. Serve immediately with cream or vanilla ice cream and a Fonseca 20 Year Old.
In the meantime we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
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