Ferreira Port Dona Antonia Reserva Tawny
Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny has a beautiful red color, with intense tawny shades that recall its slow maturation in wood. Its bouquet is intense and rich with hints of very ripe fruit (plum, apricot and marmalade) and floral notes. Complex, its spice and nutty notes derive from the evolution in oak wood, through oxidation in the mouth, it is a full-bodied and rich-flavored wine, extremely well balanced, that combines elegance with a delicate yet persistent finish.
Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão, Tinta Amarela
Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny is vinified using the traditional Porto Wine method. Hand-picked grapes are softly crushed and, after partial stalk-removal, fermented with maceration allowing the best components of the grape skins to be extracted. The whole process takes place under strict control of both temperature and wine density, making it possible for the winemaker to choose the ideal moment for the addition of wine alcohol, fundamental to halt fermentation and keep the natural sweetness of Porto wine. That moment depends on vine varieties, stage of maturation and final sweetness levels required. The wines selected for the final blend of this reserve Porto wine stay in the Douro after the harvest and are taken to the company´s traditional Porto Wine lodges in Villa Nova de Gaia the following Spring where they mature in oak casks. For several years the wines undergo numerous transfers, analyses and tastings that monitor the ageing of the wine, preparation of the blends, as well as refreshing and eventual adjustment when tasting so determines. The final blend is composed with wines from different ages and origins to achieve a consistency of style and quality typical of Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny. The selected wines usually vary between 4 and 12 years of age, achieving an average age of about 7 years.
Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny is a most versatile Porto Wine. It is very good served on its own, accompanying some selected entrées or as a dessert wine. It also accompanies beautifully most sweets, desserts and cheeses. Serve slightly chilled for fuller appreciation.
Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Tawny is a premium reserve red Porto Wine, created to celebrate the memory of the charismatic lady - Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira - that in the 19th century led and inspired the company to gain its future, confirming the values that would established it as a leader in quality winemakers and number the one brand in Portugal.