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Domini de la Cartoixa Jose Maria da Fonseca & van Zeller Touriga Nacional & Syrah Domingos 2009
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
Dark ruby in color.Mineral, cassis, sweet fruits and violet.Full-bodied and concentrated with ripe fruit flavors; smooth with soft tannins.
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88 RP
Rating: 88 Points
RP Robert Parker, Apr 21, 2012

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Notes on the Jose Maria da Fonseca & van Zeller Touriga Nacional & Syrah Domingos 750ML 2009

Tasting Notes Domingos Soares Franco is the younger brother in the 6th generation of the family that has run Jose 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. This status is not derived solely from his connection to this prestigious Vila Nogueira de Azeitao company, but also from the fact that Domingos Soares Franco was the first Portuguese national to graduate in Fermentation Sciences (Viticulture and Oenology) from the University of California at Davis. 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.------------------------------------------Production Area------------------------------------------Peninsula de Setubal, Portugal. Peninsula de Setubal, Portugal. Vineyards here are composed principally of sand (95%) with some presence of clay (5%).------------------------------------------Grape Varieties------------------------------------------60% Touriga Nacional, 40% Syrah------------------------------------------Vinification------------------------------------------Traditional fermentation is carried out with full skin contact at a controlled temperature of approximately 82ºF. The resulting wine spends nine months in French oak casks with medium toast before bottling and release.------------------------------------------Color------------------------------------------Dark ruby------------------------------------------Bouquet------------------------------------------Mineral, cassis, sweet fruits and violet------------------------------------------Taste------------------------------------------Med-bodied and concentrated with ripe fruit flavors; smooth with soft tannins------------------------------------------Alcohol------------------------------------------13.4%------------------------------------------Serving Suggestions------------------------------------------Enjoy with grilled red meats, game and mild cheeses.------------------------------------------

Wine Maker Notes Traditional fermentation is carried out with full skin contact at a controlled temperature of approximately 82ºF. The resulting wine spends twelve months in new French oak casks with medium toast before bottling and release.

Technical Notes 13.4% abv

Food Pairing Enjoy with grilled red meats, game and mild cheeses.

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