Bela Fonte Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz 2001

Bela Fonte Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz 2001









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

Bursting with vibrant fruit, this deliciously smooth red shows an excellent concentration of ripe raspberry and plum flavours seasoned with subtle oak spice.

How to Serve

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.

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

330x235x155 or 310x235x340

Bar code

Bottle (EAN 13) = 5 014313 701 207 // Cartoon (ITF14) 12x75cl = 050 14313 701 245 // Cartoon (ITF14) 6x75cl = 050 14313 701 085



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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.