Jose Neiva Correia
Quinta de Porto Franco single estate
Classic fermentation method with destemming and pre fermentative skin contact followed of the application of dry yeasts. Fermentation up to 30º C in the first 2/3, and lowering down to 20º C during the last 1/3. During the whole fermentative process, pumping over 2 times per day, using each time half of the volume contained in the vat. After the alcoholic fermentation, the cap is plunged for 30 days, and during that period, extraction of the gentle tannins is conducted, along with the malolactic fermentation and the natural stabilization of the wine.
Wine is aged in American, French of Allier and Portuguese oak barrels of 225 Lt for 3 months. The wine ages in bottle during 3 month after bottling.
Its a wine of great intensity and smoothness with red matured fruit and notes of vanilla.
Excellent with food or by itself. Try with red meat, game and cheese dishes. We recommend to serve at the temperature of 16-18ºC.
8,7 kg (6x75cl)
128 cases (6x75cl) - 16 cases/level x 8 levels
96 cases (6x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels
Bottle (EAN13) = 560 031219 129 5 // Case (ITF14) = 1 560 031219 129 2
The GRAND'ARTE Pinot Noir 2006 get 90 points and GRAND'ARTE Alfrocheiro 2008 received a rating of 87 points, in the Portuguese wine magazine Escanção, ed. march/ april 2012 dedicated to the sommeliers.
More 3 medals between gold and silver to DFJ in the Challenge International du Vin wine contest 2010
12 awards won DFJ in the International Wine Challenge 2010 in London
6 awards won DFJ in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010 in London
In the 2010 Wine Enthusiast DFJ has been awarded with 1 Cellar Selection, 23 Best Buy, one rating of 92 points, one of 91 and three ratings of 90.