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Port Wine Ferreira Dona Antónia Tawny
Porto Ferreira Dona Antonia is a reserve Port wine of superior quality created in honor of Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira, a charismatic figure who devoted his entire life to the Douro and Port Wine. Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Tawny is a premium reserve red Porto Wine, created to celebrate the memory of thecharismatic lady - Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira - that in the 19th century led and inspired the company to gain itsfuture, confirming the values that would established it as leading quality winemakers and number one brand in Portugal.
Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny has a beautiful red colour, with intense tawny shades that recall its slow maturation in wood. Its bouquet is intense and rich with hints of very ripe fruit (plum, apricot and marmalade) and floral notes. Complex, its spice and nutty notes derive from the evolution in oak wood, through oxidation In the mouth, it is a full-bodied and rich-flavoured wine, extremely well balanced, that combines elegance with a delicate yet persistent finish.
Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny is vinified using the traditional Porto Wine method.Hand-picked grapes are softly crushed and, after partial stalk-removal, fermented with maceration allowingthe best components of the grape skins to be extracted. The whole process takes place under strict control ofboth temperature and wine density, making it possible for the winemaker to choose the ideal moment forthe addition of wine alcohol, fundamental to halt fermentation and keep Porto wine natural sweetness. Thatmoment depends on vine varieties, stage of maturation and final sweetness levels required.
The wines selected for the final blend of this reserve Porto wine stay in the Douro after the harvest and aretaken to the company ́s traditional Porto Wine lodges in V.N.Gaia the following Spring where they maturein oak casks. For several years the wines undergo numerous transfers, analyses and tasting that monitor theageing of wines, preparation of blends, as well as refreshing and eventual adjustment when tasting sodetermines. The final blend is composed with wines from different ages and origins to achieve a consistencyof style and quality typical of Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny. The selected wines usually varybetween 4 and 12 years of age, achieving an average age of about 7 years.
Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny is a most versatile Porto Wine. It is very good served on its own,accompanying some selected entrées or as dessert wine. It also accompanies beautifully most sweets,desserts and cheeses. Serve slightly cold for fuller appreciation.
- 75CL - 25,4FL Oz
- Grape Variety
- Portuguese Natives