Quinta de S. José Grande Reserva Red
Powerful and elegant
Very deep and purple color, very complex and distinct flavors, where fruity and floral nature predominates with spicy notes, black pepper notes coming from the wood are well integrated and balanced with the wine. The palate shows balanced acidity, fruity nature, very good structure with great tannins. Good and long finish with a great balance.
This balanced of power and elegance contributes to ageing potential, so the wine will benefit with some years in the bottle.
Álcool: 14,5% vol.
Acidez total: 5,40 g/dm3
Volatile acidity fixed:: 0,60 g/dm3
Grapes are harvested, to 25 Kg boxes, at its optimal ripeness; intending to show a vigorous maturity, leading to higher aromatic and polyphenolic concentrations.
After soft crushing and total destemming, grapes are trodden on foot in the lagares, where they ferment, allowing quality constituents presents in the ripe grapes film, softly pass to the wine. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in new and used French
oak barrels of 400 liters for about 16 months.