DOMINI is produced by the winemakers team of José Maria da Fonseca, whose intention is to optimise the excellence of Douro grapes and wines.
Historically, José Maria da Fonseca is a southern company with family roots in the
Setúbal Peninsula and Alentejo. The Douro Valley, home of Port and exquisite red
wines, is the latest challenge for José Maria da Fonseca.
The immediate priority of José Maria da Fonseca focused on land, through purchase
of Quinta de Mós. It is no accident that the company’s own vines are situated in the
heart of Douro.
The objectives were to optimize the excellence of grape varieties and Douro wines,
enhancing them with the image and credibility of José Maria da Fonseca. These
objectives were brought to life with the production of two Douro red wines, Domini
and Domini Plus.
The frequency of the Douro wines production will naturally depend on the climate
conditions of a specific year in conjunction with the maturation conditions of the
Domingos Soares Franco, Winemaker and Vice President, has studied in Davis,
California. He started working in the company in the 80’s and introduced some
changes in the style of the wines, being one of the new generation most innovative
wine makers of Portugal.
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional (50%), Tinta Roriz (30%) and Touriga Franca (20%)
Type of soil: Schist
Colour: Dark ruby
Aroma: Fruity, rockroses, black chocolate, violets, cherries and figs
Palate: Fruity with soft tannins; good fruit / acidity
Fermentation is carried out with full skin contact at a temperature of 28ºC
Should be served at a temperature of 14ºC with roasted or grilled red meats and soft cheeses.