DSF Private Collection Touriga Francesa Red Wine

TOURIGA FRANCESA 2013

DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO PRIVATE COLLECTION
V.R PENÍNSULA SETÚBAL

On the Private Collection Touriga Francesa, Domingos Soares Franco has decided to blend the fruit concentration and depth of the Touriga Francesa with the unique elegance and aromatics of the Moscatel Roxo. These two varieties have been planted in in sandy soils (Touriga Francesa) and also clay soils (Moscatel Roxo), resulting in a very well balanced wine, with great complexity. Of this wine, 7921 bottles were produced.

Domingos Soares Franco is the younger brother in the sixth generation of the family that has run José Maria da Fonseca since its foundation in 1834. As both Vice- President and senior winemaker of the company, Domingos has become a prominent figure in the field of Portuguese winemaking.

Although all José Maria da Fonseca’s wines are of his making, some are particularly special to him. Labelled “Domingos Soares Franco Private Collection”, these are all varietal wines. They are the result of three factors: his studies at Davis, the influence of his uncle and his access to 650 hectares of José da Fonseca vineyard and the diverse grape varieties planted there – a unique collection in Portugal. This collection serves rather like a palette of colors in the hand of an artist; allowing Domingos to experiment with a number of grape varieties.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

SETÙBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

2

CLAY AND SANDY

PRODUCTION

5,900

WINE PRODUCTION

BOTTLING

2014

MAY

GRAPE VARIETIES

95

TOURIGA FRANCESA

5

MOSCATEL ROXO

ANALYSES

13.8

ALCOHOL

4.9

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.63

pH

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

6 YEARS

AFTER BOTTLING

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Dark red.

AROMA

Blue fruits (blackberries, blueberries, cassis), orange blossom, apricots, flowers.

PALATE

Very fruity, soft, smooth but with tannins..

FINISH

Medium/Long

VINIFICATION

Touriga Francesa was fermented in stainless steel vats at 24ºC, and the Moscatel Roxo fermented in stainless steel vats at 16ºC. It was bottled without any filtration so it can create deposit.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve at a temperature of 14ºC and consume at 16ºC with game dishes, red meats and cheese.


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