Sip of the Day

June 24, 2021

Day #175 of the year.

Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny Porto

My world was rocked when I discovered Pralines on a trip to Nashville 2 years ago. These delicious confections are a historic staple of southern desserts which gained popularity in the French quarter of New Orleans in the 17 and 18 hundreds. These caramelized pecans are made using a combination of brown sugar, pecans (which were native to the area), butter and milk. If you’ve ever had one, they’re hard to forget so I make vegan (I’m allergic to dairy) pralines at home using The Spruce Eat’s vegan recipe. If you’re going to indulge in anything this caramelized, I would recommend a tawny port to compliment the nutty, buttery flavors of your dessert. Fonseca’s 20 Year Old Tawny Porto is an affordable port that will be a beautiful match to the melt in your mouth Pralines. I hope you all try this at home and comment if you enjoy pralines and tawny port almost as much as I do.

ORIGIN

Douro, Portugal

Grapes

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela

Fonseca 20 year Old tawny Port

Tasting Notes

This is a mature wine of deep amber color with russet highlights. The bouquet’s complex marriage of ripe, plummy fruit, warm cinnamon and butterscotch notes and subtle oak nuances are confirmed on the palate, which is sweet and voluminous, with a velvety texture carrying into a long, elegant finish.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pairs well with figs, almonds, pecan pie, caramel and crème brûlée. It can be served at the end of the meal on its own, with walnuts or dried fruit, and can be slightly chilled in the summer. Made to be enjoyed immediately.

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