Grande Reserva 2013 Red

The grapes used to make this wine, came from the best and oldest parcels of grapes from Quinta de S. José which is situated in Cima Corgo, next to the river, from 150 to 300m of altitude. North exposition and very schist soil.

Grapes harvested by hand, for 25 kg boxes in its ideal point of ripeness; intending to show a vigorous maturity, leading to higher aromatic and polyphenolic concentrations. After soft crushing and total destemming, the grapes are trodden by foot in vats where they ferment, thus allowing the quality of constituents present in films of very ripe grapes pass smoothly into the wine. After malolactic fermentation, the wine aged in used barrels of French oak of 225 and 400 liters for approximately 12 months.

Total Acidity: 4.90 (g/dm3)
pH: 3.68


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta de S. José
Brand: Quinta de S. José
Region: Douro
Type: Red
Vintage: 2013
Alcoholic Level: 14% Vol.
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: João Brito e Cunha
Format: 75cl
Colour: Purple color and very deep.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Very complex aromas and distinct predominantly the fruity and floral character with spicy notes, mint fresh from the wood very discreet and well integrated into the wine.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth shows fruit complexity with high level of tannins that give it a long aftertaste.
Serving Temperature: 14 e 16ºC
Consumption: This balanced combination of power and elegance strongly contributes to the aging potential, so that the wine would benefit from some years in the bottle.
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: "Revista de Vinhos" magazine: 17,5/20; "Wine - A essência do Vinho" magazine - 18 pts