Color - Deep ruby
Bouquet - Blueberries, cassis,mineral, figs, blackpepper
Taste - Full-bodied and silky, with ripe dark fruit flavors, spicy nuances and supple tannins
Peninsula de Setubal, Portugal. Vineyards here are composed principally of sand (95%) with some presence of clay (5%).
|Wine maker notes
|Fermentation lasts for about 7 days at 80ºF, maintaining full skin contact.
The wine is aged eight months in new and used French oak barrels.
49% Castelao, 35% Touriga Nacional, 16% Touriga Francesa.
|Jose Maria da Fonseca is the oldest wine company in Portugal, and from the outset wine has been much more than a business to us, it is a passion.
It is this passion – nurtured year after year, decade after decade – which we share with you in every bottle of our carefully crafted wines.