DOMINGOS TOURIGA NACIONAL & SYRAH 2011
V.R. PENÍNSULA DE 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.
This status is not derived solely from his connection to this prestigious Vila Nogueira de Azeitão company, but also from the fact that Domingos Soares Franco was the first Portuguese to graduate in Fermentation Sciences 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: while intent on maintaining the distinctive features of Portuguese wines he is constantly looking to the future, seeking innovation wherever possible.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ GRAPE VARIETIES ♦
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Violets, cassis, raspberries and vanilla
Fruity with soft tannins
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
Fermentation is carried out with full skin contact at a temperature of 28ºC.
♦ AGING ♦
270 days in French and American oak with medium toast.
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
Should be decanted and served with game and cheese at a temperature of 14/16ºC.