Casa FerreirinhaReserva Especial Douro Tinto 2014Product code: 15267
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Casa Ferreirinha Reserva Especial Douro Tinto wine is an exquisite Portuguese red wine that captures the essence of the Douro Valley. Crafted with the utmost care and attention, this wine is a blend of native grape varieties, including Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, and Touriga Nacional. The result is a harmonious and complex wine with bold flavors and a vibrant structure. On the nose, Casa Ferreirinha Reserva Especial entices with aromas of ripe red fruits, floral notes, and subtle hints of spice. On the palate, it offers a wonderful balance between fruitiness, acidity, and silky tannins, leading to a long and elegant finish. This wine is a true testament to Portuguese winemaking mastery and a must-try for enthusiasts seeking an authentic taste of the Douro region.
Deep ruby in colour. On the nose, intense aromas of dark fruit are married with spicy notes of pepper, cedar and tobacco box, menthol hints and a subtle slate-like minerality. Assertive yet elegant on the palate, with firm but velvety tannins and a vibrant acidity which carries the complex flavours onto the lingering and harmonious finish. A wine of great complexity, power and grace.
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.