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Fortified Wine
Quinta de S. Francisco
Doce 20 Anos, 75cl
Lisboa

25
approx. £22.36

 17%

 Good ageing

 Serve at 12º-16º

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in May 23rd 2016

Pale ruby color with brownish tones. Powerful and fruity aroma, with hints of jam and dried fruits. On the palate it is sweet and round, structured and elegant. Long and powerful finish.

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Quinta de S. Francisco

Wine-making process: The wine-making process is similar to that used to make Port wines. The fortifying process happens by adding grape spirit (brandy) to the musts while in full fermentation, until the final alcohol content reaches 18% to 21% vol. The wine ages over several years in Portuguese and French oak barrels.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 101339

Companhia Agrícola do Sanguinhal

Companhia Agrícola do Sanguinhal (CAS) was established by Abel Pereira da Fonseca in 1926 to administrate the estates that he owned in the region of Bombarral since the beginning of the century, still belonging to the same family.

He planted his first stand-alone vineyards (i.e. vines with no other fruit tree in between) aligned and wired, which was considered very innovating at the time, as there were no tractors. Vineyards were divided into plots, each planted with one sole variety (which was also new at the time). He introduced new varieties. In a separate plot at Quinta do Sanguinhal, he planted 30 different varieties to study their adaptability.

The company has undergone modernization over the past few years: vines were re-established based on traditional varieties as well as new varieties to meet market demand; wine-making and bottling facilities have experienced major investments at technological and equipment levels. The traditional ageing in French and American oak is nonetheless still used.

Address

Companhia Agricola do Sanguinhal, Lda.

Quinta das Cerejeiras
Apartado 5
2544-909 Bombarral

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