Casa Ferreirinha 'Reserva Especial', 2009
Style/ Colour Red
Grape Varieties 45% Touriga Franca , 30% Touriga Nacional, 15% Tinta Roriz, 10% Tinto Cão
Winemaking The second wine of Casa Ferreirinha, Reserva Especial is made in the same way as the top wine, Barca Velha using the finest hand-picked grapes from the Douro Superior. Aged for two years in French oak, it spends another five years ageing before release. The first Vintage was created in 1960 and only 17 vintages have been made since, up until it's current release of 2009.
Tasting notes This wine has a deep ruby colour, with complex aromas of red and black fruit, resin, cedar and tobacco box, as well as floral hints, a touch of minerality, spicy tones of black pepper and clove. Explosive on the palate, this wine has tannins of excellent quality, well-integrated acidity, prominent elements of red and black fruit and black pepper, and hints of cocoa due to good maturation. It has a long and very elegant finish.
Food pairing With its elegant and complex profile, this wine pairs wonderfully with red meats, game and cheese.
Serving recommendations Best decanted at least two hours before service. Serve between (16-18ºC).
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