Casa Ferreirinha, Barca Velha
Vinified in the Quinta da Leda winery, using selected grapes mainly from this estate, but also from elevated areas in the Douro Superior. After destemming and gentle crushing, the grapes were put into stainless steel vats, where alcoholic fermentation took place. A long, gentle maceration was carried out at a controlled temperature in order to extract the compounds that contribute to the colour, aroma, flavour and longevity of the wine. It was matured in barrels of French oak for a period of about 18 months. The final blend was made based on the careful selection of the best wines, resulting from the numerous tastings and analyses carried out on the different existing blends and barrels, throughout this period. It is in this selection that the “secret” of Barca-Velha lies. So as to preserve the highest quality, it was subjected to filtration only before bottling.
Tasting Note: Its colour is deep ruby. Very complex aroma, with prominent spices such as pepper, balsamic notes, cedar and tobacco box, red fruits such as ripe plum, slate and a high quality, well integrated wood. It has a vibrant acidity in the mouth, very lively, very firm tannins, notes of spices, black fruits and balsamic flavours. The finish is extremely long, of great elegance and complexity.
Food Pairing: It is suggested that it be savoured calmly, paired with more elaborate meat dishes, game and even some cheeses, with exquisite, well integrated flavours.
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