ESCADA it's the Portuguese word to stairs, and represents the tribute of DFJ VINHOS to the the Douro unique landscape of vineyards covering the hils step by step.
José Neiva Correia
Classic fermentation method with destemming and pre fermentative skin contact followed of the application of 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 9 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum 9 months after bottling.
Want dense tannins? Then this is your wine. Of course it has much more than that. It has mineral-driven stone fruit flavours, a sense of terroir, of restrained power. It also has a serious side, and definite aging potential. Tasting notes from Wine Enthusiast; 92 points. Awarded the #29 Enthusiast wine of 2011
A great wine for great moments and exquisite gastronomy. It's the perfect match for an elegant reception, family meetings, perfect with any meat recipe or fish in the oven, and all the type of dry and matured cheeses. We recommend to serve at the temperature of 16-18ºC.
8,7 kgs (6x75cl)
128 cases (6x75cl) - 16 cases/level x 8 levels
96 cases (6x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels
Bottle (EAN13) = 560 031219 009.0 // Carton (ITF14) = 1 560 031219 009.7
2011 was outstanding for DFJ wines at Wine Enthusiast.
Menu for Families
The Berliner Wine Trophy It is divided in two editions, this is the result of both conquered by DFJ:
ESCADA Reserva Douro red wine 2013 won the "PORTUGUESE WINE OF THE YEAR"
CHINA WINE & SPIRITS AWARDS 2016 PORTUGUESE WINE OF THE YEAR - GRAND'ARTE ALVARINHO white 2015
Portugal Rose Winery of the Year - DFJ Vinhos, S.A. - Portugal Rose Wine of the Year - Casa do Lago rose 2015
DFJ VINHOS HAS BEEN CONSIDERED THE PORTUGUESE PRODUCER OF THE YEAR IN THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE
VEGA Douro 2005 awarded the 75th Best Buy of the year 2008 and the ESCADA Douro 2005 won Cellar Selection and a rating of 92.
Gold in India Wine Challenge