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 new French of Allier oak barrels of 225 Lt, for 3 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum of 3 months after bottling.
Bright, red fruits flavor with some vanilla from the aging in oak barrels. Rich, full-bodied, fruity but smooth, tasty, with an aftertaste intense and elegant.
Wine for all occasions, great complement of meat, fish in the oven, spicy food, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Italian gastronomies and cheeses. To serve at temperature 16-18ºC.
8,7 kgs (6x75cl)
128 cases (6x75cl) - 16 cases/level x 8 levels /// 10 pallets by FCL 20'
96 cases (6x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels /// 11 pallets by FCL 20'
Bottle (EAN13) = 560 031219 009.0 // Carton (ITF14) = 1 560 031219 009.7
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
2011 was outstanding for DFJ wines at Wine Enthusiast.