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 American, French of Allier and Portuguese oak barrels of 225 Lt for 6 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum 6 months after bottling.
Deeply coloured, aromas are intense and complex. The palate is full bodied with concentrated fruit balanced by rich tannins. Ripe blackberry flavour is complemented by dried fruit and spice notes together with vanilla from short oak ageing. The finish is dry and extremely persistent.
Excellent by itself or with any full flavoured dish.
8,3 kgs (6x75cl)
135 cases (6x75cl) - 15 cases/level x 9 levels
96 cases (6x75cl) - 12 cases/level x 8 levels
Bottle (EAN13) = 50 14313 701 047 // Case (ITF14)) = 050 14313 701 047
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.
Gold in India Wine Challenge
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.