Vega Douro 2011
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Vega Douro 2011

Vega (α Lyr, α Lyrae, Alpha Lyrae) is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra, the fifth brightest star in the night sky and the third brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere, after Sirius and Arcturus. It is a relatively close star at only 25 light-years from Earth, one of the most luminous stars in the Sun's neighborhood. The word comes from the Arabic "al-wāqi '" "an-nasr al-wāqi', which means' eagle landing." Ancient peoples identified their region of the sky making the figure of a bird, including the eagle. Vega is also known as the Star of the Harp because of Lira, the official name of the constellation in which the star is located. The Lira is usually linked to the Greek legend of Orpheus. Curious to note that in the heady days of the constellation star charts Lira appeared decorated with a bird, a connection of the Greek version with the older forms of the constellation. The famous scientist and writer Carl Sagan, writing one of his greatest literary successes, Contact – then a box office success film of the same name, puts Vega as a meeting point of a civilization infinitely more advanced than ours.

from: wikipedia and astropt.org

Harvest

2011

Color

Red

Country

Portugal

Region

Douro DOC

Vinification Method

Classic fermentation method, involving selective extractive enzymes, which are compatible with the active 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.

Ageing

Wine is aged in new French of Allier oak barrels of 225 Lt, for 3 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum 3 months after bottling.

Tasting Notes

Rich and full bodied but very smooth. Delicious intense fruit with a complex and elegant finish.

How to Serve

Superb on its own, it is also an excellent to any meat dishes, oily fish, spicy food, Mediterranean cuisine and cheese. We recommend to serve at the temperature of 16-18ºC.

Gross weight

8,3 kgs (6x75cl) or 16,4 kgs (12x75cl)

Pallet configuration

135 cases (6x75cl) or 68 cases (12x75cl) - 15 cases/level x 9 levels or 17 cases/level x 4 levels

Euro pallet configuration

96 cases (6x75cl) or 48 cases (12x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels or 12 cases/level x 4 levels

Case dimensions

330x255x155 or 310x235x340

Bar code

Bottle (EAN13) = 560 031219 085 4 // Case (ITF14) 6x75cl = 1 560 031219 085 1 // Case (ITF14) 12x75cl = 2 560 031219 085 8

Harvest

2011

ABV at 20ºC%

13.0

Volume at 20ºC g/cm3

0.9924

Total dry matter g/dm3

28.9

Volatile acidity (in acetic acid) g/l

0.56

Total acidity g/l

4,78

Fixed acidity g/l

4.08

pH

3.66

SO2 (free) & (total) mg/l

35 / 96

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DFJ won 27 awards at the AWC 2009 wine contest in Viena.

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COUNCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2011

DFJ Vinhos received two Gold Medals and 10 Silver Medals in the Councours Mondial De Bruxelles 2011.

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2011

DFJ Vinhos was awarded with 8 Bronze Medals and 12 Commendeds in the International Wine Challenge 2011.

Decanter Wine Awards in 2011.

DFJ Vinhos was awarded with one silver medal, seven Bronze medals and 10 Commended on Decanter Wine Awards in 2011.

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2011 was outstanding for DFJ wines at Wine Enthusiast.

AWC Vienna 2011

D.F.J. Vinhos has been distinguished with 17 Silver medals and 7 Seals of Approval in AWC 2011.

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Paxis Douro red 2005 won gold medal in Áustria

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