Fonseca Siroco is a dry white Port that was launched in the 1950s. This wine is named after the warm wind from North Africa that blows over the Mediterranean.
In most countries, Port wines are drunk at the end of the meal. The exception is white Port, especially the drier styles, which are an excellent aperitif.
Fonseca Siroco is made from classic white grape varieties for Port wine, mainly Malvasia Fina, with smaller proportions of Gouveio, Viosinho, Rabigato and Arinto, grown in the coolest and highest vineyards in the Douro valley.
To achieve its dry and crunchy finish, the wine is left to ferment for longer than other styles of Port wine before being fortified. The aging in smaller wooden vats gives Siroco its smoothness, as well as its attractive flavors of ripe fruit and its delicate notes of dried fruits.
Siroco makes an elegant and versatile aperitif, both in an outdoor meal on a hot summer day, and in front of the fireplace on a winter night.
Pale straw color. Splendid balance of ripe fruit, delicate acidity and elegant notes of aging in wood. Full-bodied and fruity in the mouth, this wine has a glorious and long-lasting finish, with an attractive and refreshing crunchy character.
Fonseca Siroco is traditionally served fresh, in a glass of white wine, as an aperitif. You can also drink it in a long drink glass with ice, tonic water and a fresh mint leaf or a slice of lemon, making it a refreshing summer drink. Accompanied by salted almonds or olives, it is the perfect aperitif.
But this is not all. Siroco brings an extra flavor dimension to various dishes. For example, add a finishing touch of Siroco to a hot potato and leek soup or fresh gazpacho. When cooking clams or mussels, use it as a substitute for white wine to give these dishes an original aromatic touch.