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Casa Ferreirinha Douro Tinto Papas Figos 2011

Casa Ferreirinha Douro Tinto Papas Figos 750ml 2011    
Sku: 1908246*

Founded in 1751, Casa Ferreirinha is known for outstanding ports and Douro wines. Dona Antonia Adelaide was born in the northern city of Peso da Regua in 1811 and belonged to the 4th generation of this distinguished Port producing family. Over her lifetime, she invested much of her considerable fortune in planting and improving the estate. Following her death in 1896, the business became a limited company and began a new phase building on the legacy of its Douro estates. Today, Casa Ferreira is no longer owned by the family as it was acquired by Sogrape Vinhos in 1987. Ferreira owns four properties in the Upper Corgo subregion of the Douro ‒ Quinta do Seixo, Quinta da Leda, Quinta de Porto and Quinta do Caedo near Pinhao all benefit from a Mediterranean climate, with its long growing season of moderate to warm temperatures. The estate fruit is hand-picked and gently crushed, followed by fermentation and maceration on the skins with pumping-over. The flagship of the estate is their Barca Velha, considered by many to be the ne plus ultra example of its type. Winemaker Luis Sottomayor studied in Australia and France and holds a post-graduate degree in Oenology from Escola Superior de Biotecnologia do Porto, Portugal.

Tasting notes
Compellingaromas of ripe red fruits, cocoa, notes of cedar and spice intermingle with floral notes, lively acidity and grippy tannins.

Technical notes
(40% Tinta Roriz/30% Touriga Franca/20% Tinta Barroca/10% Touriga Nacional). The wine matured for eight months in neutral French oak (25%) and stainless steel tanks, after which the lots were then blended and bottled.

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Douro - Porto
Regional Varietals:
Non-Varietal Red Blend
Regional Wineries:
Adriano Ramos-Pinto
Country: Portugal
Region: Duriense
Sub-Region: Douro - Porto
Grape Varietal: Red Portugese Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $18.99
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