Fonseca Siroco Extra Dry White Port NV
Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, Viosinho, Rabigato, Arinto | Alc: 20%
Douro Valley, Portugal
Fonseca Siroco Extra Dry White Port NV is a pale, straw colour with a superb balance of ripe fruit, delicate acidity and elegant notes of wood aging. Full and fruity on the palate this wine has a glorious lingering finish and an attractive, refreshing crispness.
White Ports are made from classic white Douro grape varieties and are usually aged for a relatively short time in oak vats. There are sweeter and drier styles, the latter being made by allowing the fermentation to continue a little longer before fortification.
Fonseca Siroco is traditionally enjoyed as an aperitif, served chilled in a white wine glass. It can also be poured over ice in a high ball glass and topped up with tonic water and a leaf of fresh mint or a slice of lemon as a refreshing summer long drink. Accompanied by salted almonds and some plump, juicy olives, it is the perfect aperitif.
But why stop there? Siroco brings an extra dimension of flavour to many dishes, for example when added as a finishing touch to a warm leek and potato soup or a cool summer gazpacho. Use it in place of white wine to provide an original aromatic accent when cooking clams or mussels.
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