Quinta do Casal da Madeira 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 a 9 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum 3 months after bottling.
Brilliant ruby colour, rich fruit aroma with intriguing notes of chocolate, green tea and dates. On the pallet it has power and structure but is, at the same time, fruity with ripe blackberry and cedar flavours standing out. A delicious, complex wine with a long, smooth finish.
Excellent to savour unaccompanied as well as a superb complement to foods such as roasts, game, stews, cheese and Portuguese salt cod. We recommend to serve at the temperature of 16-18ºC.
8,7 kgs (6x75cl)
128 cases (6x75cl) - 16 cases/level x 9 levels
96 cases (6x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels
Bottle (EAN13) = 560 031219 041 0 // Carton (ITF14) = 1 560 031219 041 7
TROPHY: PORTUGAL WINERY OF THE YEAR
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
The GRAND'ARTE Pinot Noir 2006 get 90 points and GRAND'ARTE Alfrocheiro 2008 received a rating of 87 points, in the Portuguese wine magazine Escanção, ed. march/ april 2012 dedicated to the sommeliers.
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.
The Grand'Arte Pinot Noir red 2006 awarded at Sélections Mondiales dês Vins 2009 with Silver medal.
DFJ WINES WIN A GOLD MEDAL ON THE XV EDITION OF MUVINA, 2010
DFJ Vinhos was awarded with 1 Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze Medals in BOJNICE WINE COMPETITION 2011.
DFJ won one Bronze medal and 11 Commended in the International Wine Challenge 2008 wine contest. The GRAND'ARTE ALVARINHO white 2007 won BRONZE MEDAL.