GRAND'ARTE Special Selection 2014

GRAND'ARTE Special Selection 2014










Quinta de Porto Franco single estate

Vinification Method

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 Seguin Moreau French oak barrels of 225 Lt for 12 months. Minimum of 3 motnhs in bottle before consumption.

Tasting Notes

Dark almost bright black colour, with an intense fruited aroma to matured blackberries. Powerful, deep full body, deep structured, but smooth and velvety, combining well the matured fruit and the 12 months of oak ageing. Tasty, elegant, with some complexity, long and intense.

How to Serve

A great wine for special occasions. A pleasure as aperitif, or as complement of red meat dishes, game, risotto and dry cheeses. We recommend to serve at the temperature of 16-18ºC.

Gross weight

8,7 kgs (6x75cl)

Pallet configuration

128 cases (6x75cl) - 16 cases/level x 8 levels

Euro pallet configuration

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

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Bar code

Bottle (EAN13) = 560 031219 006 9 // Carton (ITF14) = 1 560 031219 006 6



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A very tasty recipe from the Chef Pedro Nunes

4 gold and 3 silver medals in Brussels

More 7 medals between gold and silver to DFJ in the Councours Mondial de Bruxelles 2010

Gold medal and 2 silver in France

More 3 medals between gold and silver to DFJ in the Challenge International du Vin wine contest 2010

Five Bronze medals and 7 Commended in the IWC 2010

12 awards won DFJ in the International Wine Challenge 2010 in London

One Silver and Five Bronze medals in the IWSC 2010

6 awards won DFJ in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010 in London

5 medals in the Lisboa wine region contest 2010

One gold medal and four silver medals was an excellent recognize of our wines.

6 medals in the MUNDUS VINI 2010

Three gold medals and three silver medals was an excellent recognition of our wines, in one of the most important and recognized world wine contests the MUNDUS VINI.

DFJ won 24 awards at the AWC 2010 wine contest in Viena.

DFJ won 3 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 7 Seal of Approval.

CELLAR SELECTION and 23 Best Buys in the Wine Enthusiast 2010

In the 2010 Wine Enthusiast DFJ has been awarded with 1 Cellar Selection, 23 Best Buy, one rating of 92 points, one of 91 and three ratings of 90.

Best Buy in Revista de Vinhos 2011

Grand'Arte Touriga Nacional Special Selection 2007 has been distinguished with a Best Buy in Revista de Vinhos 2011

DFJ won 11 medals in Slovakia

DFJ won 11 medals at the BOJNICE WINE COMPETITION 2012 in Sloakia.

DFJ won 23 awards at IWC 2005

DFJ won one Silver medal, 7 Bronze medals and 15 Commended in the International Wine Challenge 2005 wine contest. The DFJ Castelão & Cabernet red 2002 won Commended.