The José Maria da Fonseca winery, a family business with almost two centuries of history, knows how to preserve and protect the memory and prestige of its founder.
The JMF is the oldest producer of table wine and Moscatel de Setúbal in Portugal.
Adega José de Sousa, owned by José Maria da Fonseca since 1986, has just launched a new red wine: Dona Julieta as a tribute to the wife of José de Sousa Rosado Fernandes.
A woman of unusual tenacity and kindness, Dona Julieta helped his husband to make the Adega a great reference for Alentejo wines.
Dona Julieta was a persevering woman and this is a red wine with a huge structure and a strong profile.
Produced with Aragonez, Trincadeira, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet grape varieties, this wine aged for 6 months in new French and American oak wood.
With a ruby color, Dona Julieta reveals aromas of black fruits, candied plums, chocolate and well-integrated wood.
Soft but long and well-structured attack on the palate with a very pleasant and distinct aftertaste. The soils of granitic origin, and with excellent sun exposure, give it freshness and minerality, with the presence of licorice. An integrated presence of wood with rounded, very soft tannins.
Alcohol content: 14%
Should be consumed at a temperature of 16-18 °C.
Pairs well with red meat or cheese dishes.
A real Alentejo wine, where the Alicante Bouchet reveals itself in its softness, and the wonderful Syrah maintains its intensity and strength expanding through the mouth.
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