VINHA GRANDE RED
TONE: Ruby, Violet
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: DOP Douro
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande is a classic, intense Douro red wine. It has a striking character that highlights the region´s richness and reputation for making top quality blended wines. Vinha Grande Red is part of Casa Ferreirinha´s reputed wine portfolio. This brand is a standard bearer for the Douro region with its tradition for quality wines.
Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande Red has a deep ruby hue with violet hints. The bouquet is intense with a prevalence of ripe red fruits and the presence of other aromas such as cedar and tobacco, as well as hints of cocoa and chocolate, the result of maturing in oak. In the mouth it is well-structured, with firm and fine quality tannins and a very well integrated acidity. It has a long and harmonious finish.
WINEMAKER: Luís Sottomayor
VARIETIES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz
Grapes were hand-picked and vinified using advanced technology. After soft crushing and de-stemming they were fermented in stainless steel tanks, with long macerations and pumping-over, under controlled temperatures.
Vinha Grande Red should be opened before being served, so that it may breathe and develop to its full potential. With time it may develop a deposit and require decanting. Serve between 15ºC-17ºC.
Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande Red is an excellent option to accompany traditional Portuguese cuisine, as well as a large variety of meat, cheese and seasoned pasta. It should also be tried as an aperitif with cured and spicy cheeses.
Alcohol: 13,5% | Total Acidity: 5,7 g/l (tartaric acid) | Sugar: 2,1 g/l | pH: 3,6