Bela Fonte Touriga Franca 1999

Bela Fonte Touriga Franca 1999









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.


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

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby in colour with superb fine aromas. This is a full-bodied wine that has delicious ripe blackberry / cassis flavours, yet is extremely smooth. There is subtle oak spice on the finish, which is dry and extremely persistent.

How to Serve

Excellent with or without, food, particularly recommended with meat, pasta, cheese and any full flavoured dishes.

Gross weight

8,3 kgs (6x75cl)

Pallet configuration

135 cases (6x75cl) - 15 cases/level x 9 levels

Euro pallet configuration

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

Case dimensions


Bar code

Bottle (EAN13) = 50 14313 701 085 // Cartoon (ITF14) = 050 14313 701 085



Seven more distinction to DFJ

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.

Commended IWC 2003

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.

Gold and Silver in IWC 2004

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.