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Frei João Clássico Red 2015

21,50 €

Deep ruby colour with a very fine and elegant aroma, with notes of resins, black fruits, dried figs, hay and spices. On the palate, it has great structure, freshness and length. Tannins are present but well balanced.

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Producer Caves São João
Region Bairrada
Grapes Baga (100%)
Winemaking The grapes were harvested by hand and carefully vinified with complete maceration in a press with a pneumatic treader. After malolactic fermentation, the wine aged in French oak barrels and cement vats.
Aging 6 months in French oak barrels, followed by 18 months in cement vats.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 13%
Temperature 16ºC - 18ºC
Harmonizations Cabidela and suckling pig stew, rojões and Bairrada-style suckling pig.

Founded in 1920 by the brothers José, Manuel and Albano Costa, the Caves São João is a family business that was originally dedicated to the marketing of fine Douro wines and liqueurs. It is today, the oldest family-run wine company still operating in the municipality of Anadia.
In the 30s with the prohibition of the elaboration of Port wines outside Vila Nova de Gaia, the company starts to produce and commercialize Bairrada table wines. At the same time, it started the production of natural sparkling wines following the "champagne" method. At this stage, it is important to stress role played by the French aenologist Mr. Gaston Mainousson.
It begins to export wines to the Brazilian market and, shortly thereafter, to the Portuguese colonies in Africa. By the end of the 50s, is born one of the most famous wine brands in the region of Bairrada - the famous ³Frei João" - immediately followed by the well-known "Porta dos Cavaleiros" from the Dão region.

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
Drink now To cellar

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