Quinta de São José, Douro Valley, Tinto Reserva 2017
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Quinta de São José is a family project that was started in 1999 by João Brito e Cunha, Ruy Brito and Cunha. In 2005, João Brito e Cunha bought the entire vineyard and brand of Quinta de S. José from his family. Quinta de S. José has a total area of 20ha, of which 11 are vineyard. It has 4 more hectares of vineyard leased from an adjoining the Quinta.
The grapes for this wine are 45% Touriga Nacional and 55% field blend of 50-year-old vines. It’s been fermented in vats with temperature control, then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. It’s fruity and complex with a balanced, long finish.