Quinta de S. José - S.J Vintage Port 2012
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousão from the oldest vines of the estate.
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 100 to 300m of altitude. North exposition and very schist soil.
Grapes are harvested by hand, to 25 Kg boxes, at its optimal ripeness; intending to present a vigorous maturity, leading to higher aromatic and polyphenolic concentrations. Grapes cooled overnight to 10°C before being crushed and go to the lagares. Maceration and fermentation for 5 days with constant foot treading (about 6 hours per day).
Run off by gravity, racked and stored in stainless steel tanks before bottling.
An exuberant Port with a distinctive expression of Douro terroir. Dark cherry in colour with an aroma of raisins and ripe figs; on the palate fine grained tannins give it a grandiose structure. Balanced, very thin, with a long and very persistent finish.
Should be served at a temperature of 16 e 18ºC.
Keep in a dry place with a fresh and constant temperature. The bottle should be stored horizontally.
19,5% Vol. (20ºC)
5,14 g/dm3 (Ácido Tartárico)
Volatile Acidity Fixed:
0,27 g/dm3 (Ácido Acético)
3,5 Baumé (101,0 g/l residual sugar)
1.250 bottles of 0,75L
Winemaker: João Brito e Cunha