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Casa Ferreirinha Papa Figos Douro Tinto 2017

Portugal / Tras-as-Montes

Andy's Tasting Notes

Well priced with hedgerow berries and lots of savoury, smoothly textured nuances.

A truly modern example of Douro wine showcasing the fresh, vibrant fruit and fine, balanced structure that can be achieved with careful grape selection from some of the finest vineyards in the region.

35% Tinta Roriz , 25% Tinta Barroca, 25% Touriga Franca, 15% Touriga Nacional

The golden oriole (‘papa figos’ in Portuguese) is one of the rarest birds in the Douro region. An attractive, brightly-coloured migratory bird, its uniqueness and rarity make it the perfect inspiration for this lovely wine from Casa Ferreirinha. The grapes are selected from the Douro Superior region, with around 25% coming from Quinta da Leda and the rest from producers owning vineyards that ideally face north or are at a relatively high altitude of up to 400 metres.

Wine Maker Vintage Information
Like the rest of Portugal, this region suffered from a severe lack of water throughout the growing season with high daytime temperatures tempered only by the cooling effect of the high altitude. Harvest was very early and yields were much lower than average. The region suffered a series of wildfires due to the extremely dry conditions and many vineyards were damaged and in some cases, completely destroyed. However, despite the atypical harvest year, the resulting wines have great balance, elegance and concentration.

 

Price per bottle £10.85

Producer Info

This historic producer, founded in 1952, is named after the legendary Porto matriarch Dona Antónia Ferreira. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Ferreirinha’ by her countrymen, the house pays homage to her memory and was the first house in the region dedicated to making light wines. The winemaking is headed up by Luís Sottomayor, who restrains the Douro’s natural exuberance to produce wines that have a freshness, like Esteva and Papa Figos, allied to a lovely depth and texture, as with Vinha Grande Tinto and Quinta da Leda.

Food matchChicken casserole with tomato, herbs and olives

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Awards & Critic Reviews

Portuguese Red Trophy – International Wine Challenge 2019

Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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