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Reserva Especial

Casa Ferreirinha Reserva Especial

Tasting Notes

A deep ruby color. An aroma of excellent intensity and complexity with notes of red and black fruit, resin, cedar and tobacco box, as well as floral hints, a touch of minerality, spicy tones of black pepper and clove, and a well-integrated component of high-quality wood. Explosive on the palate, this wine has tannins of excellent quality, a well-integrated acidity, prominent elements of red and black fruit and black pepper, and hints of cocoa courtesy of a good maturation. It has a long and very elegant finish.

Varieties

45% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 15% Tinta Roriz, 10% Tinto Cão

Technical Notes

Vinified at the Quinta da Leda winery from grapes selected from the estate's own plots, and those from adjacent vineyards located at higher altitude. These grapes were vinified separately, by grape variety, or in batches selected at the vineyard. After soft-crushing and full destemming, the grapes were transferred to stainless steel tanks or robotic treadmills, where long maceration and alcoholic fermentation allowed the inherent qualities of the grape skins to be transferred smoothly to the wine. After alcoholic fermentation, this wine was transferred to Vila Nova de Gaia, where it matured for 18 months in new French oak barrels. During this maturation period, numerous tests and analysis were carried out to monitor its evolution. In order to preserve the highest possible quality, this wine only underwent light fining prior to bottling. As it was not subject to cold stabilization treatment, a natural deposit may form as the wine ages.

Food Pairing

With its elegant and complex profile, this wine pairs wonderfully with red meats, game and cheese.

Did you know fact

This Special Reserve is a magnificent red wine from the Douro; a classic wine, both rich and complex, showcasing a charisma and maturity that many Douro wines can only aspire to achieve.

Awards
97

Vintage - 2007