Ferreira Port Tawny
Porto Ferreira Tawny has a beautiful red hue with fair hints as well as a fresh and delicate aroma, reminiscent of spices and nuts, acquired during the ageing in oak wood. In the mouth it is an elegant wine that shows a fine balance between mature tannins and sweetness, providing it with an attractive, long finish.
Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela
Porto Ferreira 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. 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 age for several years. During their ageing, the oenology team monitors the wines and through blending, refreshes and corrects whenever tasting so determines. The final blend is obtained with a selection of wines that incorporate the appropriate characteristics and ages between 2 and 5 years, making it possible to maintain Porto Ferreira Tawny´s unique identity and an average age of 4 years.
Porto Ferreira Tawny goes well with a large variety of caramel or coffee desserts as well as apple pie and traditional creams. It also pairs well with strong or blue cheese such as Roquefort. It is also a very agreeable aperitif when served chilled with nuts.
Porto Ferreira Tawny is a classic Tawny Porto Wine, elegant and very appealing, 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. This has established Ferreira as the leader of quality winemakers and the number one brand in Portugal.