Domini Douro DOC
Domini Douro 2009 - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast/Add winemaker's notes
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Domini Douro 2010 - 92 points & Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast/ This dense, black-colored wine throws great weight around. It’s firmly concentrated, with stylish elegance from perfectly ripe black-currant fruits. Dark and lush, it finishes with soft acidity. It could benefit from several years aging, so drink from 2017.
Domini Douro DOC 2012 - 91 points, Wine Enthusiast/ This wine is just starting out. With its initially austere structure and firm tannins, the juicy fruitiness and mineral character are still waiting to emerge. It will be a serious and structured wine in the next few years, evoking the granite of the Douro.
Historically, J.M. da Fonseca is a southern Portugal company with family roots in the Setúbal Peninsula and Alentejo. The Douro Valley, home of Port and exquisite red table wines, represents the latest venture for this acclaimed producer. With Domini and Domini Plus, the Soares Franco family, owners of J.M. da Fonseca, have set out on a mission to showcase the full potential of the Douro’s grapes, and the excellence this region’s dry red table wines are capable of attaining. Production Area Douro Valley, Portugal Grapes are grown on a 28-acre vineyard in the Douro Superior region of northern Portugal. The well-drained soil is composed chiefly of schist, and vines average 20 years in age. Grape Varieties 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz, 20% Touriga Franca Vinification Traditional fermentation is carried out with full skin contact at a controlled temperature of approximately 82°F. The resulting wine spends three months in new French oak barrels before bottling and release. Bottled in March. Color Dark ruby red Bouquet Fruit forward, with aromas of violets and cassis Taste Full-bodied, fruity and well-balanced acidity against a backdrop of soft tannins Alcohol 13.2% Serving Suggestions Properly stored, with bottles laid on their side in a cool, dark, slightly humid environment, this wine can be enjoyed for up to six years after release.
Domini 2005 - Great Value, The Washington Post/ …the aromas slowly reveal plum, cherry and earth, yielding to port like flavors with excellent balance, spice and soft tannins. Better with every sip.
Domini 2007 - Wine Spectator/ Redolent of crushed red fruits, this youthful red is medium-bodied and fresh-tasting.
Domini 2005 - 87 Points, Wine Advocate/ The 2005 DOMINI is a blend of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional in more or less equal proportions, with 19% Tinta Roriz. It spent three months in new American oak before release. The Touriga Nacional dominates this on opening, giving it a sweet ‘n’ sour plum nuance. It is bright and elegant, with some character and some persistent flavors. The American oak is not intrusive, thankfully...This is a pretty nice performance, though, from the basic “Domini,” which is well priced and a good value in this vintage. Listed among “Portuguese Wine Values.”