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2015 Casa Ferreirinha Douro Quinta da Leda

ITEM 8307052 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8318950 2 $66 Jul 10, 2022
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RATINGS

96Wine Enthusiast

...very fine, rich with black fruits and strongly tannic, it is packed with fruitiness, layers of wood aging and crisp black-currant acidity at the end.

94The Wine Advocate

...bold flavors, freshness and a long finish. The structure is beautiful. It is remarkably elegant overall...

94Wine Spectator

...well-balanced profile of black currant and boysenberry fruit, detailed with slate, dried herb and black pepper elements. This red is powerful but restrained, showing black olive and bitter chocolate notes on the finish.

PRODUCER

Casa Ferreirinha

Casa Ferreirinha is one of Portugal’s most esteemed producers of wine, and that has been true for more than 250 years. Founded in 1751, Casa Ferreirinha is in the Douro Valley, the heart of Portuguese winemaking. With 1,285 acres of vineyards, the estate’s property falls within several micro-climates meaning that more than a dozen indigenous grapes are successfully cultivated to produce red and white wines. Casa Ferreirinha is owned by Sogrape Vinhos, a family-owned wine company with a portfolio of more than a dozen Portuguese estates. Luis Sottomayor is winemaker. Casa Ferreirinha is particularly well known for its iconic Barca Vehla, a red blend of native grapes produced only in exceptional years. Barca Velha was created in 1952 and there have been only 18 vintages of the wine since then. Barca Velha is produced in very limited quantities.

REGION

Portugal, Douro

Douro is Portugal’s most prestigious appellation, thanks to the fact that the country’s famous Port wines have always come from the Douro. Douro, the appellation, is named for the Douro River which runs through northern Portugal. The region is mountainous and rocky, with very poor soil and harsh weather conditions because of proximity to the Atlantic. Nevertheless, vineyards have always existed there on terraced parcels of land surrounded by walls to protect the vines from wind. Most of the famous Port makers have quintas, or estates, in this region. In recent decades the Douro has developed a reputation for table wines as well as Ports, and today there are two sub-appellations within the Douro, one for table wines and one for Port. Numerous grapes are allowed within the Douro, but the main red grapes grown are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa and Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo.) The main white grapes are Esgana Cao, Folgosado and Verdelho. Besides the historic connection to Port wines – which were highly coveted in England and other parts of Europe as early as the 17th century – the region is also home to Portugal’s best table wines, including Barca Velha.