Ferreira 2011 is a wine of such a dark red as to appear almost totally opaque. An intense, complex yet harmonious aroma presents notes of rockrose, heather, pine and cedar. Spices, such as pepper, as well as a hint of iodine, are also worth pointing out. Lively on the palate, with good acidity and robust tannins, flavours of red berries, such as strawberries, and hints of spice, such as pepper, come to the fore. A long and well-balanced finish. This magnificent Porto Ferreira Vintage 2011 was bottled in April 2013 with no further treatments and has huge ageing potential.
Produced according to the traditional methods. The ageing method used for all sherries is known as the solera system which consists of a continuous blending of young sherries with older ones resulting in a sherry of consistent quality. Matured in solera, in casks of American oak in the sherry town of Sanlucar de Barrameda. The maturation is first ‘biological’, i.e. under a veil of yeast or flor followed by the ‘oxidative’ process, which begins as the yeast dies off due to lack of nutrients available in the Sherry. Then follows several (over 30 years) of ageing in cask, to give a dry, complex wine.Wines of such age are designated VORS, (Very Old Rare Sherry). Aroma: Intensely rich hazelnut, beeswax. Taste: dry, very nutty, full bodied. A pungent aperitif, but also great with many foods: Tapas, soup, dry cheeses and even beef.
Deep purple-black with narrow magenta rim. Powerful, exuberant, fresh blackcurrant and cherry nose. Lovely floral notes. Firm, but well integrated tannins on the palate. Fresh, ripe, mouth filling black fruit and plum flavours. Long, lingering blackberry and dark chocolate after taste. A very balanced, stylish wine.