Ferreira Port Dona Antonia Tawny 20 Years Old
Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Tawny 20 Years Old has an attractive tawny color with coppery hues. Its intense bouquet shows the character of a well-balanced maturing through oxidation: nuts, spices and a hint of dry fruit and marmalade. In the mouth it is a full-bodied, delicate, soft, velvety and lingering wine. Despite its age it has well-balanced freshness, a consequence of the refreshing with younger wines carried out through its maturation. It is a fine, elegant and deeply lingering wine.
Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela
The selected hand-picked grapes have been vinified in accordance with the traditional Porto wine method. Controlled fermentation took place in stainless steel vats and it was stopped through the addition of wine alcohol. The resulting wines were very elegant and possess great ageing potential. The wines selected to enter the final blend of the Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Tawny 20 Years Old remained in the Douro after the harvest. They were taken to Villa Nova de Gaia the following Spring and entered the traditional Porto wine ageing process, in 640-litre oak casks. During their ageing period, the wines were subjected to numerous transfers, analyses and tastings, making it possible to monitor their ageing and intervene through blending, refreshing and corrections whenever tasting so advises. The final blend was obtained using wines aged between 15 and 40 years, so as always to achieve the average age, type, quality and style of Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Tawny 20 Years Old.
Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Tawny 20 Years Old makes a very elegant aperitif and goes well with several rich starters, such as foie-gras or intense cheese pies, salty dumplings or seafood. It is perfect with deserts such as crème caramel, apple pie and nuts or even fresh peaches. It is also a great accompaniment for cured or blue cheese and is delicious if served on its own and/or slightly chilled.
Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Tawny 20 Years Old is an exceptional Porto, a symbol of the excellence of the Ferreira brand's style in creating old Tawny Porto wines, a culmination of fine grape selection, winemaking and blending expertise established over more than 250 years. Its classic profile, of great elegance and complexity but with great freshness, is unique and altogether one of the most acknowledged and celebrated wines in the world.