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. This status is not derived solely from his connection to this prestigious Vila Nogueira de Azeitão company.
It is also from the fact that Domingos 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: although intending to maintain the distinctive features of Portuguese wines he is constantly looking to the future, seeking innovation wherever possible. 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.
♦ REGION ♦
♦ VINEYARD AREA ♦
CLAY-LIME AND SANDY
♦ PRODUCTION ♦
♦ BOTTLING ♦
♦ GRAPE VARIETIES ♦
♦ ANALYSES ♦
♦ STORAGE ♦
♦ SHELF LIFE ♦
♦ TASTING NOTES ♦
Blackberries, dates, dry figd, black cherry, mint, young and elegant.
Fruity, austere, complex with persistant tannins and well-balanced acidity
♦ VINIFICATION ♦
Traditional method in circular stainless steel lagar for footroden.
♦ VINTAGE ♦
The harvest of 2017 with all the adversities of drought and extreme heat, is showing an exceptional quality, very close or even superior to 2011 harvest
♦ SERVING SUGGESTIONS ♦
Should be served with game and cheese at a temperature of 14ºC.