Quinta de S. José Sousão
Deep and harmonious
Very deep and purple colour. Very complex and distinct flavours, where the typical fruity nature of the variety predominates, and after spicy notes coming from the wood. The palate shows fruit, complexity, great balance and harmony with high level tannins which confers a long finish.
Alcohol: 14,5% vol.
Total Acidity: 5,4 g/dm³
Volatile Acidity Fixed: 0,6 g/dm³
Grapes are harvested by castes and plots in boxes of 25 Kg at its optimal maturation.
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 new and used french oak barrels of 400 liters, during about 14 months.