The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
SERIOUS, DRY REDS
2017 VINHA GRANDE, Casa Ferreirinha. Douro, Portugal
"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."
Matthew Jukes’s write-up for our promotion in MoneyWeek magazine:
"A long term favourite of mine which I usually drink in Portugal - a regular holiday destination for the Jukes clan. We raid the supermarkets as soon as we arrive and do a tasting to determine which will be our favoured bottles for entertaining our pals during our hols. Vinha Grande is always in the mix. Made from Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, and rewarded with some time slumbering in French oak, this is a sensual Douro red and I find it is all too easy to demolish a bottle given its wonderful harmony and succulence."
£14.20 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£13.46 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.