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.
A deep ruby colour with intense flavours and aromas. The palate is very full bodied with an intriguing and delicious character of berry fruit with savoury notes. Spice has been added by oak ageing and is in perfect balance. The finish is dry and extremely persistent.
Excellent by itself or with any full flavoured dishes.
8,3 kgs (6x75cl)
135 cases (6x75cl) - 15 cases/level x 9 levels
96 cases (6x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels
Bottle (EAN13) = 5 014313 700033 // Case (ITF14) = 050 14313 702150
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.
DFJ won 2 Silver medals, 6 Bronze medals and 12 Commended in the International Wine Challenge 2006 wine contest. The FRANCOS red 2003 won BRONZE medal.