Ferreira Port Ruby
Porto Ferreira Ruby has an intense and well-defined ruby hue, showing the quality of the selected grapes. Its intense aroma is reminiscent of very ripe fruit, fine-tuned through its careful ageing in wood as well as through the blending carried out during its natural ageing process. Full-bodied and rich, it has a fine balance between its sweetness and its tannin structure, giving it unique characteristics and a fine and attractive long finish.
Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela
Porto Ferreira Ruby 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. After the harvest, the wine stays in the Douro, where the Winter cold helps lees to settle. The following Spring, the wines are transferred to the traditional company lodges at Villa Nova de Gaia and stored in oak casks, where they will age for some years. During ageing, the wines are monitored and tasted by the oenology team, which selects the wines and supervises the blending of the final wine, keeping to the character and style of Porto Ferreira Ruby. The final blend has an average age of about 3 years.
Porto Ferreira Ruby is often served either as an aperitif or with creamy cheeses, but it also goes very well with chocolate desserts and fruit tarts. Serve on its own, slightly chilled or with ice.
Porto Ferreira Ruby is a classic Ruby Porto Wine, an attractive and rich wine with the genuine flavor of the best wines produced in the Douro region with all the care and know-how acquired throughout more than 250 years of excellence that established Ferreira as leading quality winemakers and the number one brand in Portugal.