Casa Ferreirinha, 'Vinha Grande', Douro Tinto, 2018, Douro, Portugal


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Deep ruby in colour. On the nose, this wine showcases intense aromas of blackberry, red cherry and plum alongside floral nuances and savoury notes of balsamic, tobacco box and spice. Velvety tannins and a well-integrated acidity on the palate with a long, harmonious finish.

Founded in 1952, with the production of the first ever vintage of Barca Velha, Casa Ferreirinha pioneered the quality revolution in Douro still wines and was the first producer in the region dedicated entirely to producing still wine, rather than port. Named after the legendary Porto matriarch Dona Antónia Ferreira, Casa Ferreirinha, pays homage to the memory of this visionary woman. Today, the winemaking 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.

Producer: Casa Ferreirinha

Country: Portugal

Region: Douro

Grapes: Touriga Franca 45%, Touriga Nacional 30%, Tinta Roriz 20%, Tinta Barroca 5%

Alcohol: 14.0%

Vintage: 2018

Status: Vegan