Quinta de S. José Red
Harmonious and balanced
Very deep and purple colour. Very alive and quite distinct flavours, where fruity and floral nature predominates with spicy notes coming from the wood, are well integrated and balanced with the wine. The palate shows balanced acidity, full bodied, very good structure with Great tannins. Good and long finish with a great balance.
Álcool: 14% vol.
Acidez total: 5,1 g/dm³
Açúcares Redutores: <2 g/l
Volatile Acidity Fixed: 0,5 g/dm³
Grapes are harvested by castes and plots in boxes of 44 pounds and put in cold at 5/6ºC.
After fully stalked and crushed, they fermented in lagares (sort of top open ferment tanks), in order to enhance the richness of the grapes and skins go gentle to the juice.
After malolactic fermentation, the wine matured in used french oak barrels of 225 and 400 liters, during about 10 months.