José Neiva Correia and Lisete Lucas
Quinta do Rocio
Vinification made by the classic fermentation method at 28º. 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 French of Allier oak barrels of 225 Lt from Seguin Moreau for 12 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum 12 months after bottling.
A great wine, exclusive, the wine for special occasions.
Quinta do Rocio 2008 it’s unfiltered. This means it should be served with additional care and if possible in a certain way: The bottle should be in the vertical for at least for one hour before serving to let the sediments fall down. It was important to use a good cork screw in order to take out the cork slowly not perforating the cork from one side to another. The wine should be decanted slowly, and 95% of the liquid only. The wine must be in the decanter for at least 15 minutes breathing before serving. We recommend to serve at the temperature of 16-18ºC.
8,7 kgs (6x75cl)
128 cases (6x75cl) - 16 cases/level x 8 levels
96 cases (6x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels
310x 255 x 175
Bottle (EAN13) = 560 031219 079 3 // Cartoon (ITF14) = 1 560 031219 079 0
DFJ received 26 excellent ratings, 23 Best Buys and 2 Cellar Selection in Wine Enthusiast 2013. Also relevant DFJ get two wines with the rating of 92, two with 91 and four with 90.
The Portuguese wine magazine "Revista de Vinhos" awarded the Quinta do Rocio 2007 as best wine of Lisboa wine region of 2009.
The Wine Passion magazine awarded the Portada red 2006 with the seal of approval Wine Passion wise by both sensory characteristics and correct price.
2011 was outstanding for DFJ wines at Wine Enthusiast.
VEGA Douro 2005 awarded the 75th Best Buy of the year 2008 and the ESCADA Douro 2005 won Cellar Selection and a rating of 92.
Each year Jamie Goode select the 50 Best POrtugueses wines available in the UK.