Grande Reserva 2015 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 are harvested, to 25 Kg boxes, at its optimal ripeness; intending to show a vigorous maturity, leading to higher aromatic and polyphenolic concentrations. After fully stalked and crushed, grapes are fermented in Inox vat and lagares, allowing quality constituents presents in the ripe grapes film, softly pass to the wine. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in used French oak barrels of 225 and 400 liters for about 12 months.

Total Acidity: 5.0 (g/dm3)
pH: 3.60


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta de S. José
Brand: Quinta de S. José
Region: Douro
Type: Red
Vintage: 2015
Alcoholic Level: 14%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Old Vines
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: João Brito e Cunha
Format: 75cl
Colour: Deep purple.
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: Very complex and distinct flavours, where fruity and floral nature predominates with spicy notes, black pepper notes coming from the wood are well integrated and balanced with the wine.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: Balanced acidity, fruity notes, very good structure with great tannins. Long finishing with a great balance. This combination contributes to ageing potential, so the wine will benefit with some years in the bottle.
Serving Temperature: 14º-16ºC
Evaluation: 94,RP
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: 18 pts - Revista de Vinhos magazine; 18 pts - Evasões magazine