Casa FerreirinhaCallabriga Douro Tinto 2020Product code: 13838
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Casa Ferreirinha Callabriga Douro Tinto is an exceptional red wine that is made from the finest blend of traditional grape varieties from the Douro region of Portugal. This wine has a deep ruby-red color, with an intense aroma of ripe black fruits, such as black cherries and plums, combined with subtle notes of vanilla and spices. On the palate, it is full-bodied and rich, with a smooth and velvety texture, and a long and persistent finish. Casa Ferreirinha Callabriga Douro Tinto is a wine that pairs beautifully with red meats, game, and cheese, making it perfect for a special occasion or a dinner party with friends.
This wine is deep ruby in colour with an intense and complex nose of ripe red and black fruits with floral nuances and hints of tobacco and spice. On the palate, it has a lively acidity, firm but velvety tannins and a lovely spiciness on the long and harmonious finish.
About the Winery
If you are looking to taste exotic and rare wines from Portugal, you have to get your hands on the Barca Velha. It is considered as one of the rarest wines from the Douro and the most iconic wine to have been created in Portugal. Created by the Casa Ferreirinha name, this rare wine was first produced in 1952. Till now, only 18 vintages of this wine have been produced. This explains the huge price that this wine commands in the global wine market.
The Casa Ferreirinha brand is owned by the largest wine producer in Portugal, Sogrape. There have been many interesting stories about how efficiently Barca Velha was produced in an age that had no electricity and modern means of transport. The best part of this wine is that it maintains the same quality and character whenever it is produced.
Native grape varietals such as Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Cao, grown in the vineyards of Duoro Valley are blended well to produce the highly rare wine of Barca Velha. The best of French oak barrels are used for maturing these wines for about 16 months. The wines are then aged for a minimum of 5 years, before they are released to the market.
The Casa Ferreirinha brand is also famous for producing Reserva Especial. This is also a very rare wine as only 16 vintages have been created so far, ever since the first vintage was created in the year 1960. These wines are produced in the years when the quality of the grapes is not good enough for producing the Barca Velha.
The Casa Ferreirinha was a very small brand when it was established by Bernardo Ferreirinha during the 18th century. However, today, it is one of the most established wine names in Portugal with one of the most iconic wines to its credit.