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Marron glacé – they are back!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 2, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

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

And the 2011 harvest will start….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 9, 2011 by FladgatePartnershipvisitorscentres

… next Tuesday, 13rd September!

Here follows some pics from last year:

Old terraces - Picking the grapes

 

Fonseca’s special vindima baskets

 

The traditional lagares

 

The traditional “ramo” marks the end of the harvest

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