There are six generations of descendants of Mr. José Maria da Fonseca and there are six varieties that compose him: Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Trincadeira, Tinto Cão, Touriga Francesa and Tannat. The marriage of these six grape varieties gives the wine a unique complexity, as well as an intense ruby color and a dense, closed aroma. It is a red with very well integrated tannins and a long aftertaste.`
Hexagon, José Maria da Fonseca’s “top of the range” wine, is the culmination of all the work carried out in the vineyard and winery and the celebration of the “New World” concept developed by winemaker Domingos Soares Franco, who has long wanted to do a great Portuguese wine at the best style and international level.
The grapes are trodden in a stainless steel mill. Alcoholic fermentation ends up in oak casks where the wine remains on top of fine lees for around 3 months. During this period the bâtonnage is performed. After the first racking, the wine returns to the same casks. The wine aged in new French oak barrels for 10 months.
REVISTA VINHO GRANDES ESCOLHAS – 18.5/20 PTS
WINE ENTHUSIAST – 95/100 PTS