Vintage

Major Grape

ABV

Bottle Size

Producer

Type

SKU

2019x

Touriga Nacionalx

11.5%x

75x

Casa Ferreirinhax

Rosex

1333x

‘Vinha Grande’ Douro Rosé 2019, Casa Ferreirinha

Portugal / Tras-as-Montes

Andy's Tasting Notes

Beautifully poised and elegant rosé  produced from specific high altitude vineyards chosen for their excellent exposure, which produces a delicate, dry yet expressive rosé with hints of blackberry, citrus and peach.  This is top class.

The Touriga Nacional is sourced from the Quinta do Sairrão estate, 500m above sea level in the Cima Corgo region. The mountainous vineyards here have schist soils with vines planted either in vertical rows or on traditional “patamares” (terraces). The selected plots are ideal for optimal maturation thanks to the hot days and cool evenings bringing out the fresh fruit character of the grapes.

A cold and dry winter was followed by an extremely wet spring, that helped replenish the water reserves in the soil, but also affected flowering and contributed to incidences of disease on the vine, which led to a reduced yield. Despite the dry and warm summer, the humidity in the soil led to a long and balanced ripening. The resulting wines were of excellent quality.

 

Price per bottle £13.35

9 in stock

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 matchAll al fresco fayre

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Awards & Critic Reviews

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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