CASA FERREIRINHA RESERVA ESPECIAL RED
Producer Notes 2009
45% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 15% Tinta Roriz, 10% Tinto Cão
This Special Reserve is a magnificent red wine from the Douro; a classic wine, both rich and complex, showcasing a charisma and maturity that many Douro wines can only aspire to achieve.
Vinified at the Quinta da Leda winery from grapes selected from the estate's own plots, and those from adjacent vineyards located at higher altitude. These grapes were vinified separately, by grape variety, or in batches selected at the vineyard. After soft-crushing and full destemming, the grapes
were transferred to stainless steel tanks or robotic treadmills, where long maceration and alcoholic fermentation allowed the inherent qualities of the grape skins to be transferred smoothly to the wine.
A deep ruby colour. An aroma of excellent intensity and complexity with notes of red and black fruit, resin, cedar and tobacco box, as well as floral hints, a touch of minerality, spicy tones of black pepper and clove, and a well-integrated component of high-quality wood. Explosive on the palate, this wine has tannins of excellent quality, a well-integrated acidity, prominent elements of red and black fruit and black pepper, and hints of cocoa courtesy of a good maturation. It has a long and very elegant finish.