The origins of Casa Ferreirinha date back to 1952 and the production of the first ever vintage of Barca-Velha. Fernando Nicolau de Almeida kick started the quality revolution in Douro still wines and Casa Ferreirinha was the first producer in the region dedicated entirely to producing still table wine, rather than Port. Named after the legendary Porto matriarch Dona Antónia Ferreira, one of the formidable widows of the world of wine, Casa Ferreirinha, pays homage to the memory of this visionary woman. Purchased by Sogrape in 1987, Casa Ferreirinha has 520 hectares of vineyard in all of the three Douro sub-regions: Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. The staggeringly beautiful Quinta da Leda is Casa Ferreirinha’s flagship estate, located close to the border with Spain in the far east of the Douro Superior, it is the source of grapes for many of the top wines. The great Luís Sottomayor has been head winemaker since 1989 and restrains the Douro’s natural exuberance to produce wines that have a vibrant freshness allied to a wonderful texture and depth.
Lemon yellow in colour with greenish hues. On the nose, intense notes of citrus and tropical fruits stand out along with hints of orange blossom and a touch of minerality. On the palate, the wine is crisp with a lively acidity balancing the concentrated fruit flavours and a clean, fresh finish.
Ruby red in colour with violet nuances. On the nose, the wine is bursting with aromas of juicy strawberries, blackberries and cherries. On the palate, velvety tannins give a smooth mouthfeel and a lively acidity balances the ripe fruit flavours and carries them onto the lingering finish.
This wine is ruby red in colour with bright aromas of ripe strawberries, juicy cherries and floral hints. It is smooth on the palate, with polished tannins and a well-integrated acidity that gives lovely freshness and vivacity and carries the fresh red fruit flavours onto the elegant finish.
Deep ruby in colour. On the nose, this wine showcases intense aromas of blackberry, red cherry and plum alongside floral nuances and savoury notes of balsamic, cedar, tobacco box and spice. Velvety tannins and a well-integrated acidity on the palate with a long, harmonious finish.
Deep ruby in colour. On the nose, intense aromas of ripe red and black fruits are married with spicy notes of pepper and cinnamon and hints of balsamic. On the palate, smooth and polished tannins create a velvety mouth feel, and a bright acidity carries the intense flavours onto the long and elegant finish.
Lemon yellow in colour. The wine is very aromatic with prominent floral notes, citrus and stone fruit aromas. On the palate, it has great freshness with a balanced acidity and a subtle minerality. The finish is crisp and elegant.
A delicate pale pink colour. On the nose precise red fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry are coupled with hints of violet – a signature aroma of Touriga Nacional. A refreshing acidity on the palate carries the bright flavours onto the long, fresh finish.
Bright lemon in colour with golden nuances. Intense aromas of apricot, citrus and orange blossom are married with a subtle minerality and a buttery richness from the oak. On the palate, there is a creamy mouthfeel and a refreshing acidity beautifully balances the intense flavours that linger on the long finish.
This wine is deep ruby in colour with an intense and complex nose of ripe red and black fruits with floral nuances and hints of tobacco and spice. On the palate, it has a lively acidity, firm but velvety tannins and a lovely spiciness on the long and harmonious finish.