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White Wine
Planalto
Reserva, 75cl
Douro

4,80
approx. £4.24

 12.5%

 Better enjoy soon

 Serve at 8º-10º

 Gewurztraminer, New World

86/100  Wine Spectator

16/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2015

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Planalto

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Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. The Wine: Today, Planalto is recognised as one of the Douro’s standard-bearers for premium white wines. This recognition is the result of detailed research undertaken over many years, through the careful selection of grape varieties and the use of the most modern winemaking technology available for its production.

Tasting Notes: Casa Ferreirinha Planalto White Reserva 2013 is bright lemon in colour and has a very intense and complex bouquet, with a prevalence of white fruits (melon and pear), fresh vegetable notes of green shrubs and some mineral notes. Its palate shows great harmony and a fine body, with fruity and mineral flavours again in evidence. It has a long and balanced finish.

Winemaking: On arrival at the company’s winery in Vila Real, the grapes, hand-picked in the higher reaches and plateaus of the Douro, were de-stemmed and softly crushed. There followed cold decanting of the must which, after acquiring the required limpidity, were fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of between 16ºC and 18ºC for about 20 days.

Maturation: The wines selected for Casa Ferreirinha Planalto White Reserva 2013 were kept separately by variety and/or vineyard at low temperatures. After several tasting sessions and a strict selection the final blend was prepared, and bottled after clarification and stabilisation.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 100298

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

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