Quinta de S. José Reserva Red
Intense 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.
Old vines with about 50 years
Alcohol: 14,5% vol.
Total acidity: 5,2 g/dm³
Volatile acidity fixed: 0,6 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 fully stalked and crushed, grapes are fermented in inox vat and lagares, 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 12 months.