It is vinified using the traditional Porto Wine method. Hand-picked grapes are softly crushed and, after partial stalk-removal, fermented with maceration allowing the best components of the grape skins to be extracted. The whole process takes place under strict control of both temperature and wine density, making it possible for the winemaker to choose the ideal moment for the addition of wine alcohol, fundamental to halt fermentation and keep Porto Wine natural sweetness. That moment depends on vine varieties, stage of maturation and final sweetness levels required. After the vintage, the wine stays in the Douro, where the Winter cold helps lees to settle. The following Spring, the wines are transferred to the traditional company lodges at V.N.Gaia and stored in oak casks, where they will age for some years. During ageing, the wines are monitored and tasted by the oenology team, which selects the wines and supervises the blending so as to reach the final wine, with the character and style of Porto Ferreira Ruby. The final blend has an average age of about 3 years.
Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela
It has an intense and well defined ruby hue, showing the quality of the selected wines. Its intense aroma is reminiscent of very ripe fruit, fine-tuned through its careful ageing in wood as well as through the blending carried out during its natural ageing process. Full-bodied and rich, it has a fine balance between its sweetness and its tannin structure, giving it unique characteristics and a fine and attractive long finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
The bottle should be stored upright, avoiding direct light and excessive humidity, ideally at a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC. is ready for drinking and will not improve if kept for a long time. Serve between 14ºC-16ºC.
It is often served either as an aperitif or with creamy cheeses, but it also goes very well with chocolate deserts and fruit tarts. Serve on its own or slightly chilled or with ice.
Reviews and Awards:
. 88 points in CellarTracker;
. 84 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
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