José Neiva Correia
Quinta de Porto Franco
Classic fermentation method with destemming and pre fermentative skin contact followed of the application of dry yeasts. and . 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.
After bottling ages at least 3 months in bottle.
Dark almost bright black colour, this is a dense and firm wine. It has rich plum and berry flavors that are dark as well as juicy. Powerful, deep full body and structured, but smooth and velvety. Tasty, delicious, elegant, with long and intense finnish and refreshing acidity.
A pleasure as aperitif, with tapas and snacks, or as accompany of red meat, risotto, paella, pasta, pizza, vegetarian, curry and other spicy food and dry cheese dishes. We recommend to serve at the temperature of 16-18ºC. We recommend also with oily fishes, grilled sardines and salmon at the temperature of 14-16ºC.
17.0 kg (12x75cl)
70 cartons (12x75cl) - 14 cartons/ layer x 5 layers
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