Quinta de S. José Vintage Port
Character, complexity and identity
An exuberant Port with character, complexity and identity. Dark cherry in colour with an aroma of raisins and ripe figs; on the palate fine grained tannins give it a grandiose structure.
Balanced, very thin, with a long and very persistent finish.
Alcoholic: 19,5% vol.
Total acidity: 5,60 g/dm³
Volatile acidity fixed: 0,3 g/dm³
Sugar: 3,6 baumé
Grapes are harvested by hand, to 25 Kg boxes, at its optimal ripeness; intending to present a vigorous maturity, leading to higher aromatic and polyphenolic concentrations.
Grapes cooled overnight to 10°C, destemmed only 50% before being crushed and go to the lagares. Maceration and fermentation for 5 days with constant foot treading (about 6 hours per day).