Casa Ferreirinha ‘Vinha Grande’ Douro Tinto

£16.50
  • Casa Ferreirinha ‘Vinha Grande’ Douro Tinto
  • Casa Ferreirinha ‘Vinha Grande’ Douro Tinto

Casa Ferreirinha ‘Vinha Grande’ Douro Tinto

£16.50

AVAILABILITY: 12 in stock

Grape Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Red Blend, Portuguese Other
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Floral, Red Fruit, Tannic, Menthol
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Volume 75cl
ABV 13%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable

 

Experience yet another beautiful red wine from Casa Ferreirinha with this 'Vinha Grande' Douro Tinto. This deep ruby red wine is bursting with intense aromas of blackberry, red cherry, and plum, as well as subtle nuances of flower and balsamic. Enjoy tasting notes of tobacco box and spice and finish with a smooth tannin and well-integrated acidity.

About the Producer

Casa Ferreirinha was the first Douro producer dedicated entirely to making table wines, rather than Port. Its origins date back to 1952 when Fernando Nicolau de Almeida produced the first ever vintage of Barca-Velha and kickstarted the quality revolution in Douro table wines. Named after the legendary Dona Antónia Ferreira, one of the formidable widows of the world of wine, Casa Ferreirinha pays homage to the memory of this visionary woman. Today, the winemaking team is headed up by Luís Sottomayor, who restrains the Douro’s natural exuberance to produce wines that have a vibrant freshness allied to a lovely texture and depth.

Vineyard and Winery

The Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Cima Corgo (including Quinta do Seixo) and vineyards in the Douro Superior (including Quinta da Leda). The grapes from the hotter Douro Superior bring structure and body to the blend, while the grapes from the Cima Corgo contribute elegance and acidity. Soils in the Douro are composed predominantly of schist, a slate-like rock which fractures vertically, allowing the vine roots to dig deep to access water and nutrients to sustain them through the hot Douro summers.

Vinified using state-of-the-art winemaking technology at both the Quinta do Seixo winery in the Cima Corgo and the Quinta da Leda winery in the Douro Superior. The grapes were destemmed and gently crushed prior to fermentation in temperaturecontrolled stainless-steel tanks with regular punch downs and pump overs. An extended maceration on the skins ensured optimal extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. The wine was then transferred to used French oak barrels and aged for around 12 months before the final blend was assembled and then bottled.

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Alan Turnbull
A very nice Portuguese red

If like me you holiday in Portugal and enjoy their wonderful red wines, this one is for you. It’s difficult to find these wines when you are back home but this wine hits the spot. Enjoy with a nice steak. The tasting notes are spot on.