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.
Wine is aged in American, French of Allier and Portuguese oak barrels of 225 Lt, from the best origins, for 3 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum 3 months after bottling.
Bursting with vibrant fruit, this deliciously smooth red shows an excellent concentration of ripe raspberry and plum flavours seasoned with subtle oak spice.
Excellent by itself or with any full flavoured dish. We recommend to serve at the temperature of 16-18ºC.
8,3 kgs (6x75cl) or 16,4 kgs (12x75cl)
135 cases (6x75cl) or 68 cases (12x75cl) - 15 cases/level x 9 levels or 16 cases/level x 4 levels
96 cases (6x75cl) or 48 cases (12x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels or 12 cases/level x 4 levels
330x235x155 or 310x235x340
Bottle (EAN13) = 5 014313 700880 // Cartoon (ITF14) 12x75cl = 050 14313 701 368 // Cartoon (ITF14) 6x75cl = 050 14313 700 934
In the 2007 edition of the Guia de Vinhos de Portugal, Escolha dos Enólogos Portugal Wine Guide 2007 Selection of Winemakers, the DFJ wines get 7 awards.
DFJ won one GOLD medal, 6 Silver medals, 8 Bronze medals and 10 Commended in the International Wine Challenge 2003 wine contest. The BELA FONTE BAGA red 2001 won COMMENDED.
DFJ won one Silver medal, 7 Bronze medals and 15 Commended in the International Wine Challenge 2005 wine contest. The DFJ Castelão & Cabernet red 2002 won Commended.
DFJ won three Gold medals, 4 Silver medals, 15 Bronze medals and 7 Commended in the International Wine Challenge 2004 wine contest. The BELA FONTE Jaen red 2003 won Bronze medal.
DFJ won 11 medals at the BOJNICE WINE COMPETITION 2012 in Sloakia.