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Port Wine
Ferreira
Tawny, 75cl
Douro

6,49 5,51
approx. £4.98

 19.5%

 Good ageing

 Serve at 16º-18º

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O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2019

It presents a beautiful red tone with fair touches, besides a fresh and delicate aroma, reminiscent of spices and nuts, acquired during ageing in oak wood. In the mouth, it is an elegant wine that shows a good balance between ripe tannins and sweetness, providing an attractive and long finish.

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Ferreira

It is vinified using the traditional Port wine method. Hand picked grapes are gently crushed and, after partial removal of the stem, fermented with maceration, allowing the extraction of the best components of the grape’s skin. The entire process takes place under strict control of temperature and density of the wine, allowing the producer to choose the ideal time for the addition of alcohol, which is essential to interrupt fermentation and maintain the natural sweetness of Port wine. This moment depends on the vine varieties, the maturation stage and the final levels of sweetness required. After the harvest, the wine stays in the Douro, where the cold of winter helps to sediment. In the following spring, the wines are transferred to the company’s traditional shops in VNGaia and stored in oak barrels, where they age for several years. During ageing, the oenology team monitors the wines and acts through blends, refreshments and corrections whenever the tasting determines it. The final blend is obtained after a selection of wines with appropriate characteristics and ages between 2 and 5 years, making it possible to maintain the unique identity of Porto Ferreira Tawny and an average age of 4 years.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 105307

Sogrape Vinhos

Sogrape Vinhos was born of the will and courage of a group of friends. In the difficult economic and political environment of 1942, they decided to stake everything on the visionary talents of one man. This man had the vision to create and develop an innovative wine company with a difference, one which could make and promote Portuguese wines on a global scale.

This vision belonged to Fernando van Zeller Guedes, whose character and forceful personality paved the way for a successful venture that many believed was doomed to fail from the outset. The unparalleled foresight and vision of Sogrape’s founder, resulted in the creation of the first global Portuguese wine brand – Mateus Rosé. Sold in over 120 countries, this proved to be such a resounding commercial success that it provided the decisive momentum for the growth as well as affirming the leadership of which the Company is so proud. The willingness to innovate and the ambition to do things differently – along with respect for tradition and the values of ethics and responsibility – marked the birth of an organization that has proved capable of preserving its founder’s vision and adapting to inevitably changing times. Today, led by the third generation of the founding family, Sogrape Vinhos is ever more closely dedicated to meeting the founding objective: to bring the world quality Portuguese wine brands, with sufficient volume to satisfy the needs of different market segments.

From the pioneering days of buying barrels of wine from small producers in the Douro for processing and bottling in a rented cellar in Vila Real, Sogrape Vinhos has steadily grown. Continuous investment has expanded and developed the company’s assets and workforce to such a degree that Sogrape Vinhos owns over 830 hectares of vineyards in all the key Portuguese wine regions. Nowadays, the full scope of Sogrape Vinhos is clearly demonstrated by the breadth and weight of its portfolio. At first glance, what immediately stands out is the presence of two major global Portuguese wine brands – Mateus Rosé and Sandeman as well as the prestigious wines of Porto Ferreira and Offley. Added to which are the renowned specialist brands that represent the major Portugese wine regions. Beginning with the most famous Portuguese wine of all, Barca Velha, the pride of Casa Ferreirinha (Douro) and continuing with the elegant wines of Quinta dos Carvalhais (Dão), the vibrant Herdade do Peso (Alentejo), the fresh Vinhos Verdes of Quinta de Azevedo and Gazela, and the multi-regional Grão Vasco, to name but a few.

To tell the story of Sogrape Vinhos it is essential to retrace the origins and evolution of the plan conceived by this visionary man. And then to appreciate how his successors have inherited his values and pursued them with dedication, vigour and expertise to grow and develop Portugal’s leading wine company. Above all, the achievements of such a large team are promoted with pride and sustained by the ambition to innovate and enhance all that Sogrape Vinhos has to offer.

Address

Sogrape Vinhos S.A.

Aldeia Nova
4430 – 809 Avintes
Vila Nova de Gaia