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Recent addition to our Portuguese range

Recent addition to our Portuguese range – Casa Ferreirinha

This historic producer, founded in 1751, have 520 hectares of vineyard in the Douro in all of its three sub-regions:  Lower Corgo, Upper Corgo and Douro Superior.   This producer also produces the legendary Barca-Velha, Portugal’s most expensive red wine, which is allegedly the favourite tipple of a certain Mr J Mourinho!

We have taken on two of their white wines and two reds – see below.

 

Planalto Douro Branco Reserva 2015, Casa Ferreirinha

Made with all the white Portuguese grape varieties you know and love so well! …
Viosinho
Malvasia Fina

Arinto/Pedernã
Códega
Gouveio (Verdelho)
Moscatel
Rabigato

This white blend comes from relatively high-altitude vineyards above the river Douro. The grapes were harvested by hand in the highlands and plateaus of the region and were selected for their balance between phenolic maturity and excellent freshness.

Light, lively, elegant and harmonious white with citrus, tropical fruit and peach fruit.  Cool, restrained and elegant with a pleasing zingy style.  £8.95

Vinha Grande Douro Branco 2015, Casa Ferreirinha

Nice intensity yet very elegant and floral.  Citrus nuances with light minerality and lively freshness.  Good, balanced richness and depth.

Selected grape varieties were sourced from the Quinta do Sairrão estate located at a high altitude in the Cima Corgo region.

A blend of –
Viosinho
Arinto/Pedernã
Códega
Gouveio (Verdelho)
Rabigato

£11.95

Vinha Grande Douro Tinto 2014

A blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão – sourced from the Quinta do Sairrão estate located at a high altitude in the Cima Corgo region.

Plenty for your money with intensity and complexity.  Red fruits, spice, well integrated oak and excellent persistence.

£11.95

Callabriga Douro Tinto 2014

The grapes were picked from different sections of the Quinta da Leda estate as well as some neighbouring vineyards. Quinta da Leda’s 76 hectares of vines were planted in collaboration with the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro de Vila Real, where a study was carried out on clonal research to select the best varieties in the Douro. The findings decided the varieties to be chosen and planted on this estate, using only the best clones of each variety for grafting.

70% Touriga Franca, 20% Touriga Nacional and 10% Tinta Roriz.  Plush dark fruits with an enticing mixture of aromatic, savoury and spicy characteristics.  Rich and textured with fresh minerality ensuring balance and harmony.

£16.50

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