José de Sousa Red
In the cellar José de Sousa still some ancestor techniques of vinification are used, being the most emblematic the use of the carving in the fermentation of the grapes. The essentials of small-scale winemaking have changed in recent centuries. In this wine, a small part is made according to this Roman process, the red grapes previously trodden on foot and destemmed by hand on a table called “table of ripanço”. Afterwards, a small part of the must, the films and the stench are fermented in the clay pots, and another in the wine press. The remainder of the brand is fermented in stainless steel vats. The use of cutlery confers spices and a third dimension to wine. After fermentation, the wine has a skin maceration of 4 weeks, followed by 9 months in French and American oak casks. Red color loaded with scented dates, hay, plums, toasted bread, a little clove, oak wood, vanilla, chocolate. Palate with good fruit, good acidity, tannins present but soft. Long end of test. Contains Sulfites.