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Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. The Wine: Vinha Grande is a characterful Douro red, classic and intense, a great example of the richness and premium quality of which the region is capable. Vinha Grande is part of the wine portfolio of Casa Ferreirinha, the brand with the longest history amongst top quality Douro wines and one of the most respected Douro names throughout the world.
Tasting Notes: Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande Red 2012 is ruby red with purple tinges. The aroma is intense, predominantly redcurrant and plum, along with spice, resin and cedar, all very well integrated with subtle oak. It is a well-balanced wine with firm, well-textured tannins and bright, attractive acidity. Its finish is very long and harmonious.
Harvest Year: The winter of 2011/2012 was very cold, with practically no rainfall, followed by a spring that was drier and hotter than average, except for April, which was particularly rainy. The end of the ripening period, in August and September, was also remarkably hot and dry. This made for very balanced ripening and grapes of excellent quality.
Winemaking: The grapes for Vinha Grande were vinified in the Cima Corgo and the Douro Superior using advanced technology. The grapes for Vinha Grande were gently destemmed and lightly crushed, and then fermented at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, with a long maceration, and pumping over and robotic plunging.
Maturation: Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande Red 2012 was gradually transported to Vila Nova de Gaia between October and December. There it continued its maturation for between 12 and 18 months in used French oak barrels. The final blend was subsequently determined based on selections made in the course of many tastings carried out during this period. The wine was only lightly filtered prior to bottling. Since the wine was not cold stabilised, it may throw a natural deposit while maturing in bottle.