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Serious, dry reds - VINHA GRANDE, Casa Ferreirinha. Douro, Portugal

2017 VINHA GRANDE, Casa Ferreirinha. Douro, Portugal

Bin: 475
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Area: From the website of their agent, Liberty Wines:
"Founded in 1952, the estate is named after the legendary Porto matriarch Dona Antónia Ferreira. She was affectionately nicknamed 'Ferreirinha' by her countrymen, and Casa Ferreirinha, the first producer in the region dedicated to making light wines, pays homage to her memory. Purchased by Sogrape in 1987, it has 520 hectares of vineyard in the Douro in all of its three sub-regions: Lower Corgo, Upper Corgo and Douro Superior. The winemaking is headed up by Luís Sottomayor, who restrains the Douro’s natural exuberance to produce wines that have a freshness, like Esteva and Papa Figos, allied to a lovely depth and texture, as with Vinha Grande Tinto and Quinta da Leda."
Grape Variety: 45% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz, 5% Tinta Barroca; matured for around 15 months in French oak barrels.
Old Bridge Rating: A very polished, 'modern' take on red wine from Port country - has the power and intensity you would expect, but in a shiny, polished exterior.

£14.95 per bottle
£14.20 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£13.46 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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