Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande Douro, Portugal, 2021: Gold Medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards: best price for this delicious wine: case of 12 bottles delivered

Original price was: £204.00.Current price is: £159.00.

Gold Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, 95/100

Vinha Grande is one of Casa Ferreirinha`s flagship wines and represents the winery`s commitment to crafting exceptional red wines in the Douro Valley. Rich and complex, it offers aromas of ripe dark fruits including blackberries and plums, with hints of spices, herbs, and floral notes. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and well-structured, with velvety tannins and a balanced acidity. Yet another beautiful red wine from Casa Ferreirinha!

This was the first Douro producer dedicated entirely to making table wines, rather than Port. Its origins date back to 1952 when Fernando Nicolau de Almeida produced the first ever vintage of Barca-Velha and kick-started the quality revolution in Douro table wines.

Named after the legendary Dona Antónia Ferreira, one of the formidable widows of the world of wine, Casa Ferreirinha continues in the spirit of this visionary woman. Today, the winemaking team is headed up by Luís Sottomayor, who restrains the Douro’s natural exuberance to produce wines with a vibrant freshness allied to a lovely texture and depth.

The Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca grapes were sourced from vineyards in the Cima Corgo (including Quinta do Seixo) and vineyards in the Douro Superior (including Quinta da Leda). The grapes from the hotter Douro Superior bring structure and body to the blend, while the grapes from the Cima Corgo contribute elegance and acidity. Soils in the Douro are composed predominantly of schist, a slate-like rock which fractures vertically, allowing the vine roots to dig deep to access water and nutrients to sustain them through the hot Douro summers.

Drinking beautifully now, it will cellar until 2028.

Case of 12 bottles. RRP £204 plus delivery. CCUK £159 including UK mainland delivery.

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