|Home PagePortuguese WineDJF Vinhos Vega Douro 2018||
DJF Vinhos Vega Douro 2018 £11.95
DJF Vinhos Vega Douro
Vega is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Vega had a great significance during the period of the Portuguese discoveries as it was one of the coordinates that allowed the navigators to calculate the course during the night. We celebrate this symbol of our heritage always with great wines, able to guide us in a tasting full of pleasure.
Classic fermentation method, involving selective extractive enzymes, which are compatible with the active dry yeasts. Fermentation up to 30º C in the first 2/3, and lowering down to 20º C during the last 1/3. During the whole fermentative process, pumping over 2 times per day, using each time half of the volume contained in the vat. After the alcoholic fermentation, the cap is plunged for 30 days, and during that period, extraction of the gentle tannins is conducted, along with the malolactic fermentation and the natural stabilization of the wine.
Wine is aged in new French of Allier oak barrels of 225 Lt, for 3 months. Ageing in bottle a minimum of 3 months after bottling.
Bright ruby colour, aromatic, very rich and full-body, structured but smooth. Voluptuous, full mouth with a long, intense, persistent and elegant finish.
Superb on its own, it is also excellent for any meat dishes, oily fish, spicy food, Mediterranean cuisine and cheese. We recommend serving at the temperature of 16-18ºC.