José Neiva Correia
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.
Bursting with vibrant fruit, this deliciously smooth red shows an excellent concentration of ripe raspberry and plum flavours seasoned with subtle oak spice.
The BELA FONTE Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz 2001 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. The BELA FONTE Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz 2001 it's excellent by itself, but we recommend with full flavoured dishes, particularly stewed game food such as wild rabbit and partridge.
8,3 kgs (6x75cl) or 16,4 kgs (12x75cl)
135 cases (6x75cl) or 68 cases (12x75cl) - 15 cases/level x 9 levels or 17 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 (EAN 13) = 5 014313 701 207 // Cartoon (ITF14) 12x75cl = 050 14313 701 245 // Cartoon (ITF14) 6x75cl = 050 14313 701 085
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 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.