Quinta de S. José Vinha Ruy Francisco Red Douro
Deep and complex
Deep and purple color, very complex and distinct flavors, where you can notice slight floral notes, dry bush, black plum, blueberries. In the mouth it shows very deep and complex, with a slight mineral touch and tannins of great level that give him a long end of mouth. This balance of power and elegance certainly contributes to ageing potential, so the wine will benefit with some years in the bottle.
Alcoholic: 14,5% vol.
Total acidity: 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.