Quinta de S. José Red Douro DOC
Ratings and Awards
2012: Berliner Wein Trophy 2014: Silver Medal
2011: Wines of Portugal Challenge 2014: Silver Medal
2009: National Bottled Wines Challenge 2011: Silver Medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 - Touriga Nacional Blends: Silver
2008: National Bottled Wines Challenge 2010: Silver Medal
40% Touriga Franca
55% Touriga Nacional
5% Tinta Roriz
Origin: The grapes used to make this wine came from the different parcels of grapes from Quinta de S. José, which is situated in Cima Corgo, next to the river, from 150 to 300m of altitude. North exposition and very schist soil.
Vinification: Grapes are harvested by castes and plots in boxes of 44 pounds and put in cold at 5/6ºC. After fully stalked and crushed, they fermented in lagares (sort of top open ferment tanks), in order to enhance the richness of the grapes and skins go gentle to the juice.
After malolactic fermentation, the wine matured in used french oak barrels of 225 and 400 liters, during about 10 months.
Very deep and purple colour. Very alive and quite distinct flavours, where fruity and floral nature predominates with spicy notes coming
from the wood, are well integrated and balanced with the wine. The palate shows balanced acidity, fruity nature, very good structure with
Great tannins. Good and long finish with a great balance.
Serving: Should be served chilled at a temperature of 14/16ºC.
Conservation: Keep in a dry place with a fresh and constant temperature. The bottle should be stored horizontally.
Alcoholic Contents: 13,5% Vol. (20ºC)
Total Acidity: 4,5 g/dm3 (Ácido Tartárico)
Volatile Acidity Fixed: 0,4 g/dm3 (Ácido Acético)
Production: 14.700 bottles of 0,75L
Winemaker: João Brito e Cunha