Porto FerreiraVinhas Velhas 2016Product code: 4920
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Ferreira Vintage Vinhas Velhas 2016 has a dark, almost impenetrable red colour and an aroma of excellent complexity and intensity. It has balsamic notes of resin and tobacco box, floral tones of rockrose and spicy notes, such as black pepper and clove. It has further hints of menthol, mineral nuances and a little cocoa: the result of an excellent maturation. On the palate, this wine is dense with a vibrant acidity conferring an excellent balance. It has firm and robust tannins of great quality and additional notes of green tea, rockrose and basil; its finish is extremely long, elegant and complex.
About the Winery
Known for producing authentic Portuguese wines, Porto Ferreira is a wine label that was established in 1751. Though the company’s founder already had vineyards in the Douro Demarcated region, his grandchildren were the ones who managed to make these wines highly popular. Jose Bernardo and Antonio Bernardo, along with the future generations expanded the company further.
Sogrape Vinhos got a huge fillip in 1987, when it acquired the secular Ferreira Label. Thanks to this acquisition, Sogrape could dominate the Portuguese wine market easily. With Ferreira’s rich heritage and legacy, Sogrape’s portfolio of creating diverse wines improved considerably. Though it has been over 25o years since Ferreira’s birth today, it is still known as the face of the Portuguese wine industry, as it produces authentic and stylish Port wines with utmost grace and elegance.
Some of the popular wines of Porto Ferreira are:
Ferreira White Port Wine – This is a classic wine made from the best white grapes produced in the Douro region. Made from a blend of Malvasia Fina, Codega, Rabigato and Gouveio, this wine is considered the best white wine in Portugal.
Ferreira Dona Antonia Reserva Tawny Port Wine – Known for its rich and ripe flavors, this fortified wine represents the true aromas of wood, where the fruits have been slowly matured for a long time. It is made from a blend of some of the best Portuguese varietals, such as Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cao and Tinta Amarela.
Ferreira Ruby Port Wine – With its perfect balance of sweetness and tannin texture, this red wine is made from full-bodied and ripe grapes that have been aged quite well. It is a fortified wine made from a blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cao, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Amarela. It is one of the most-loved red wines of the Douro region.