Casa Ferreirinha, Vinha Grande Rosé, Douro

€19.79 €21.99

This is one of the most celebrated and famous Douro wineries, but in the form of a delicious, charming and beautiful rosé. Made from 100% Touriga Nacional grapes grown at 600 metres of altitude, the balance is created by the hot days and cool nights, which gives loads of fruit flavours with a gorgeous crisp palate.

The vineyards are planted in terraces and also in canopy, so that they can be sure that the grapes get the best ripening possible as well as a blend of style - one gives fruitier grapes the other more acidity - and the soils that are so poor and eroded actually encourage the vines to dig deep and form structure themselves with extensive root systems.

The dark and thick-skinned Tourga Nacional grapes are handled very carefully in the winery and are left for only a very short time in contact with the wine, in order to give just the faintest of colour influences to the fermenting juice. This then last for just a few hours at the most, and the impact on the colour is that gorgeous Provence-style onion-skin pale pink. The inpact in the flavour from this short maceration, however, is massive! It's a process that give the wines al the red fruit, berry and currant notes that you could wish for. It really is winemaking from people who know the area inside and out.

Hugely important as promoter of Portuguese still wines (as opposed to fortified wines), Casa Ferreirinha stole a march on other producers by becoming the first ever producer to solely make non-fortified wines in the Douro Valley. This focus has positioned them as the preeminent authority on the region's best sites for the production of still wines, and has given them access to these zones and vineyards far earlier and for much longer than anyone else. Unfair advantage or visionary benefits - it doesn't matter - the wines are unbelievably good; approachable, elegant, complex and refined. And they even have a legendary wine to show for it all, the unattainable Barca-Velha. Go on, google it.

Region: Douro

Country: Portugal

Grape(s): Touriga Nacional

Style: Vibrant, Structured, Pure, Medium-Light, Juicy, Fruity, Fresh, Elegant, Crisp, Bright, Balanced

Best food matches: Warm Salads, Tuna, Tapas, St Stephen's Day, Squid, Soft Cheeses, Seafood, Salads, Pork, Pizza, Hard Cheeses, Cheeses, Charcuterie, Baked Fish, Asparagus, Aperitif

Alcohol: 12%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.