Mentzendorff has unveiled a new organic Port.

Pioneered by The Fladgate Partnership, owners of the Fonseca Port house, Terra Prima will be launched in the UK next month, the company said yesterday (10 May).

Terra Prima Organic Reserve is one of the first organic Ports to be developed in the Douro, based on knowledge obtained from the long-term management of a plot which has been organically farmed at Fonseca's Quinta do Panascal since 1992.

In 2002, Terra Prima Organic Reserve became a reality using grapes grown in the Pinhão Valley. At that time, the last stage in the development was to locate a specialist distiller with the ability to produce an organic fortifying spirit which would be approved by the Port Wine Institute, Mentzendorff said. This was achieved and certification awarded by Socert, Portugal.

Terra Prima will be available to taste at next week's London International Wine & Spirit Fair on Mentzendorff's stand (G72), and will retail in the UK at around GBP11 (US$20.50) a bottle.