FSF Red Wine

FSF 2014

RED WINE
V.R. PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL

A tribute to Fernando Soares Franco produced from his favourite red grape varieties: Syrah, Trincadeira and Tannat.

In 1998, José Maria da Fonseca produced the first vintage of Garrafeira FSF. Then followed 2001, 2004 and now the 2005 vintage, very elegant, fruity red wine with a good fruit acidity. This confirms the true tribute to Fernando Soares Franco, father of Antonio and Domingos Soares Franco, the owners of José Maria da Fonseca.

Produced from the grape varieties of Syrah, Trincadeira and Tannat, the favorite red grape varieties of Fernando Soares Franco, FSF is a super-premium wine with a very modern style.


VINTAGE INFORMATION

REGION

SETÚBAL PENINSULA

VINEYARD AREA

1.8

SANDY SOIL

PRODUCTION

2,700

WINE PRODUCTION

BOTTLING

2014

JUNE

GRAPE VARIETIES

50

SYRAH

43

TRINCADEIRA

7

TANNAT

ANALYSES

14

ALCOHOL

5.62

TOTAL ACIDITY
(TARTARIC ACID)

3.33

pH

STORAGE

12º

TEMPERATURE

60

HUMIDITY

SHELF LIFE

13 YEARS

AFTER BOTTLING

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Deep Red.

AROMA

Fruity, blueberry, violet, chocolate, spices, oak.

PALATE

Powerful, present and firm tannins, balanced with a long final palate.

FINISH

Long

VINIFICATION

The grapes are foot trodden in open top presses and fermented with full skin contact at temperatures of 28ºC for 6 days. Before the alcoholic fermentation is finished the wine is transferred into casks. “Battonage” is done during 3 months. After the first raking the wine returns to the same casks. The wine is unfiltered. It may throw sediment.

AGING

New French oak casks for 8 months.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Should be decanted and served at a temperature of 14ºC and consumed at 16ºC with game and cheese.


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