Ferreira Dona Antonia 10 Year Old Tawny Port
The selected hand-picked grapes have been vinified in accordance with the traditional Porto Wine method. Controlled fermentation took place in stainless steel vats and it was stopped through the addition of alcohol. The resulting wines were very elegant and with a good ageing potential. The wines selected to enter the final blend of the Porto Ferreira Quinta do Porto Tawny 10 Years Old remain in the Douro after the harvest and are taken to V.N.Gaia in the following Spring and enter the traditional Porto Wine ageing process, in oak casks. During their ageing period, the wines are subjected to numerous transfers, analyses and tasting, making it possible to monitor their ageing and intervene through blending, refreshing and corrections whenever tasting so advises. The final blend is obtained using wines aged between 8 and 15 years, so as always to achieve the average age, quality and style of Porto Ferreira Quinta do Porto Tawny 10 Years Old.
It has a deep tawny hue with red hints. Its aroma is characterised by an excellent balance between the quality of its original grapes and wine (noticeable in its floral and ripe fruit aromas) and its ageing through oxidation in wood (which gives it spicy and nutty aromas). In the mouth, the classic and fresh style of the Ferreira brand is conspicuous, achieving a fine balance between the different sensations in the wine body and in the long final in the mouth.
Excellent served slightly chilled, goes well with various rich starters, including foie-gras or intense cheese pies, salty vol-au-vents or creamy sea-food. At the end of a meal, it is an ideal wine to match desserts such as nut and dry fruit tarts, crème brûlée and cured or blue cheese, or when served on its own.
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