Ferreira 20-Year-Old it's always one of the best Tawny Ports ever, and this is no exception. The secret is in the velvet-like smoothness, which combines with a balanced mix of fig and caramel flavours, just a touch of burnt vanilla and the sort of acidity that makes you want another glass. It's delicious.
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The name Ferreira is known in the world of Port Wines and Douro Wines as a brand that produces wines of great quality since 1751. The origin of the foundations of the company Ferreira is the result of the actions of the two brothers Ferreira, José Bernardo and António Bernardo. In the early nineteenth century, when they acquired a vast amount of land that they added, considerably, to the land inherited from their parents. The marriage between his descendants, the cousins António Bernardo II and Antónia Adelaide, would consolidate, in the next generation, a unique patrimony and would indelibly mark the future of Ferreira. Twice widowed, Dona Antónia did not limit herself to managing an inheritance. She took over the business at age 33, strengthening and expanding it thanks to her entrepreneurial spirit and her charisma. It is still remembered in Portugal for its business ethics and as an example of good practice. Endowed with exceptional energy and a rare commercial talent, it gave a great boost to viticulture in the Douro and was known for its acts of social welfare in the region. His intelligence and goodness gave him the warm admiration of his contemporaries, who affectionately called him "Ferreirinha". Today, more than 250 years later, Ferreira is the Portuguese brand, reference in excellent wines of Porto and Douro, a symbol of a country and a culture that proudly honours.
Ferreira 20-Year-Old was produced by the traditional Tawny Port method. The hand-picked grapes are destemmed and crushed before fermentation at controlled temperatures, with skin maceration. The addition of grape spirit at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's sweetness and the bouquet. After the harvest, the wines remain in the Douro until the following spring, when they are taken to Vila Nova de Gaia and enter Ferreira’s centuries-old lodges for ageing in oak wood casks. The final blend results from a selection of wines between 8 and 24 years of age, composed to maintain the consistency and character of this Ferreira 20-Year-Old Tawny Port.
Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão
Ferreira 20-Year-Old is a rich Tawny Port, smooth and polished, exhibiting an array of dried apricot, pear and guava flavours that are accented by plenty, of wood smoke notes. The lush finish surges with mineral, along with hints of ginger.
Store and Serve Advice:
The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC. It is ready for drinking and does not require decanting. Once open, it should be consumed within 2-3 months. Serve between 12ºC-16ºC.