José Neiva Correia
Quinta de Porto Franco Single Estate
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 6 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum 6 months after bottling.
Very deep coloured and extremely full in body. The palate is complex and extremely intense with a delicious balance between savoury and fruitier flavours. Short oak ageing has added a subtle spiciness to the aromas. The finish is dry and extremely persistent
Excellent by itself or with any full flavoured dishes and cheese. We recommend to serve at the temperature of 16-18ºC.
8,3 kgs (6x75cl)
135 cases (6x75cl) - 15 cases/level x 9 levels
96 cases (6x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels
Bottle (EAN13) = 560 031219 052 6 // Case (ITF14) = 1 560 031219 052 3
At the Mundus Vini 2007 one of the winners was the GRAND'ARTE Alicante Bouschet red 2005 with Gold Medal
Gold in the AWC 2007 wine contest
DFJ won 4 Silver medals, 1 Bronze medal and 9 Commended in the International Wine Challenge 2007 wine contest. The GRAND'ARTE Touriga Nacional red 2005 won SILVER medal.
TROPHY: Bigode Quirky - Portuguese Wine of the Year
TROPHY: PORTUGAL WINERY OF THE YEAR
TROPHY: PORTADA MEDIUM SWEET 2015 - SAMPION RED SEMI DRY & SILVER
DFJ VINHOS awarded "Portugal Winery of the year" won also 6 Double Gold medals, 9 Gold, 10 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at the BERLIN International Wine Competition.
DFJ VINHOS won eleven medals and one trophy at the NYIWC 2013 in the USA.
In 2012 DFJ Vinhos received 7 BEST BUYS na REVISTA DE VINHOS. Here’s the ratings and appreciation of the editors:
DFJ Vinhos won five gold medals in the wine contest Selections Mondiales des Vins 2012!!!
DFJ Vinhos won five three medals in the INTERNATIONAL WINE CONTEST – BUCHAREST 2012
More 7 medals between gold and silver to DFJ in the Councours Mondial de Bruxelles 2010
12 awards won DFJ in the International Wine Challenge 2010 in London
6 awards won DFJ in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010 in London
One gold medal and four silver medals was an excellent recognize of our wines.
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 3 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 7 Seal of Approval.
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.
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.
Point West tinto 2005 won silver medal in the Mundus Vini 2009
The Paxis Douro red 2005 won gold medal in the AWC 2008.