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Red Wine
Casa Ferreirinha
Callabriga Magnum 2014, 1,5l
Douro

39,86
approx. £34.39

 13%

 2016-2028

 Serve at 16º-18º

 Bordeaux

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in January 27th 2016

Intense ruby color with violet nuances. Vibrant aroma, with notes of fresh red fruits such as strawberry and cherry, black fruits like blackcurrant, spices, slightly mentholated, stony, and well-integrated wood. In the mouth, it presents high-quality tannins, well-integrated acidity that provides freshness, black fruits, but especially fresh red fruits; characteristic of a cool year; with a long and harmonious finish.

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Casa Ferreirinha

Callabriga is an intense and elegant wine, created to reflect the versatility and exciting contemporaneity of Douro wines. Callabriga is one of the most innovative wines from Casa Ferreirinha, a brand with a great tradition and one of the world’s leading references for quality Douro wines.

The grapes, chosen from the plots of Quinta da Leda in Almendra – Douro Superior, and adjacent vineyards with more balanced maturation, are handpicked and vinified in the property’s winery. After destemming and gentle crushing, the grapes are directed to stainless steel tanks, where alcoholic fermentation takes place. During this phase, gentle macerations are carried out, with controlled temperature, to extract compounds that contribute to the color, aroma, and taste of the wine.

Maturation is done in used French oak barrels (75%) and new American oak barrels (25%) for about 12 months. The final blend is crafted based on selections made during numerous tastings and analyses during this period. To preserve the highest quality, it undergoes only one filtration before bottling.

Ready to drink. It benefits from bottle aging for 3 to 5 years, but remains at its best for several years. As the formation of sediment in the bottle is natural, it is recommended to decant the wine before consumption, especially after its second year of bottling.

Ideal for pairing with meat dishes such as roasted kid or grilled matured meat. It can also harmonize with game meats or fatty fish roasted in the oven.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 100253-1

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