Fonseca Siroco Extra Dry White Port NV is a pale, straw color 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 highball 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.