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José Maria da Fonseca
J.M. da Fonseca "Domini" Douro DOC
Full-bodied, fruity and well-balanced acidity against a backdrop of soft tannins
Grape Varieties22% Touriga Franca, 48% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz-Tempranillo
- 89 Points
BackgroundEstablished in 1999, DOMINI represents a joint venture between Domingos Soares Franco of Jose Maria da Fonseca and Cristiano van Zeller, one of Portugal's famed Douro Boys (a small group of the Douros top port and table wine producers). Together, these partners have set out on a mission to showcase the full potential of the Douros grapes, and the excellence this regions dry red table wines are capable of attaining.
VinificationTraditional fermentation is carried out with full skin contact at a controlled temperature of approximately 82ºF. The resulting wine spends three months in new French oak barrels.
ColorDark ruby red
NoseFruit forward, with aromas of violets and cassis
PalateFull-bodied, fruity and well-balanced acidity against a backdrop of soft tannins
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.3 %pH: 3.59RS: 1.8TA: 5.3
Serving SuggestionsEnjoy with roasted or grilled red meats and soft cheeses.