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2011 Ferreira

ITEM 8095622 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Amount Total
domhu $50 $50
$50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8106836 1 $50 Feb 6, 2022
I8095622 1 $50 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

97Wine Enthusiast

This hugely rich yet approachable wine shows power and boldness. All the elements are there, linked by firm tannins and freshness from berry acidity.

93Wine Spectator

A chiseled, floral style, with notes of violet to the lively raspberry, plum and black fig flavors. Very fresh and juicy, showing peppery and sanguine accents on the elegant, crisp finish.

18.5Jancis Robinson

Liquorice, black pepper, leather and black cherry. Lovely incense spice. Savoury, appealing in youth - but full of almost immortal promise too.

PRODUCER

Ferreira

Founded in 1751 in Portugal's Duoro region, Ferreira is among the only Port producers to originate and remain in the hands of Portuguese ownership. The Ferreira brand was purchased in 1980 by Sogrape from the founding family along with many of the many of the estate vineyards that traditionally provide the grapes for the Ferreira Ports. It produces a number of different wines today, while being the source for vintage ports that date back decades and even centuries.

REGION

Portugal

Portugal is best known for its two legendary fortified wines, Port and Madeira, but it also produces significant amounts of red and white table wine. In most years it ranks around the 10th or 11th largest wine producer in the world. In 2013, for instance, Portugal was the 11th largest producer just after Germany. Wine has always been produced in Portugal and in fact the country was the first to organize an appellation system, which it did in 1756, nearly 200 years before the French set up their appellations. The highest quality wines are labeled D.O.C. for Denominaçào de Origem Controlada. Many of the most innovative winemakers today, however, are avoiding the appellation system, which they deem too stifling for modern winemaking practices. The Douro Valley is the nation’s most important wine producing region, and it is the capital of Port production. The Portuguese island of Madeira, located 400 miles west of Morocco, is the nation’s other famous wine region, having produced Madeira for export for more than 400 years. Many red and white wine grapes grow in Portugal, though the best known is Touriga Nacional, the red grape used for Port and, increasingly, high quality table wines. Touriga Nacional produces dark, tannic, fruity wines.

VINTAGE