DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO PRIVATE COLLECTION
V.R. PENÍNSULA SETÚBAL
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 winegrowing.
He was the first Portuguese national to graduate in Fermentation Sciences (Viticulture and Enology) from the University of California in Davis, USA. This achievement is important in the influence it has had on his view of vines and wines: although intending to maintain the distinctive features of Portuguese wines he is constantly looking to the future, seeking innovation whenever possible.
With the same enthusiasm and passion with which he has developed his latest enological experiences, he presents again the Colecção Privada Verdelho 2012 much in the style of what he has tasted in his trips to Australia.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ VARIETIES ♦
♦ ANALYSIS ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
DRINK WHILE YOUNG
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Light yellow citrus.
Honeysuckle, grapefruit, apricot, lychees.
Very fruity, very elegant, soft, excellent acidity, good balance.
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
Fermented must in stainless steel at 16ºC.
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
Should be served at 10/11ºC.