2011 Portada Red Blend
DFJ Vinhos 2011 Portada Winemaker's Selection Tinto Red (Lisboa)
A dark colored, dense wine that is rich and firmly structured. Aged in wood, it holds flavors of plum and berry fruits balanced with a fresh acidity. This is a wine for aging, its structure a powerful statement. Drink from 2014.
by Roger Voss, 4/1/2014
Winemaker: José Neiva Correia
Country/ Region: Portugal / Lisboa
Grape Varieties: Blend of Tinta Roriz 15%, Touriga Nacional 15%, Castelão 20%, Caladoc 20%, Alicante Bouschet 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10% and Pinot Noir 5%
Classic fermentation method with destemming and pre fermentative skin contact followed of the application of dry yeasts. Fermentation up to 30º C in the first 2/3, and lowering down to 20º C during the last 1/3. During the whole fermentative process, pumping over 2 times per day, using each time half of the volume contained in the vat. After the alcoholic fermentation, the cap is plunged for 30 days, and during that period, extraction of the gentle tannins is conducted, along with the malolactic fermentation and the natural stabilization of the wine.
Ageing: The wine ages in French barrels during 3-4 months.
Winemaker tasting notes:
This deep ruby red, medium-bodied wine has berry fruit flavours and a beautiful balance. It’s fruity, tasty, and very pleasant and elegant.
It’s the perfect “happy hour” red wine, a great day by day wine. It’s excellent with food or by itself. Excellent complement of white and red meat dishes, roasts, barbecue, pasta, pizzas, vegetarian, Mexican, India, Thai and Chinese gastronomies, cheese dishes.
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