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Portugal , Douro
"92 DFJ VINHOS Escada (Douro); $18. Want dense tannins? Then this is your wine. Of course, it has much more than that. It has mineral-driven stone fruit flavors, a sense of terroir, of restrained power. It also has a serious side, and definite aging potential. Imported by Dionysos Imports Inc. - R.V." in Wine Enthusiast August 2011 The 29# in The Top 100 in Wine Enthusiast 2011 Serving suggestions: A great wine for great moments and exquisite gastronomy.
Blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz
Classic fermentation method with destemming and pre fermentative skin contact followed of the application of dry yeasts. and . Fermentation up to 30║ C in the first 2/3, and lowering down to 20║ 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. Wine is aged in new French of Allier oak barrels of 225 Lt from Seguin Moreau for 9 months.