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Casa Ferreirinha Callabriga Douro Tinto 2016 (1x75cl)

This historic producer, founded in 1751, was purchased by Sogrape in 1987. Today, they have 520 hectares of vineyard in the Douro in all of its three sub-regions:  Lower Corgo, Upper Corgo and Douro Superior.  The winemaking is headed up by the talented Luis Sottomayor, who manages to restrain the Douro’s natural exuberance to produce wines that have a freshness, like Estevo and Papa Figos, allied to a wonderful depth and texture, as with Vinha Grande Red and Quinta da Leda.

The grapes were picked from different sections of the Quinta da Leda estate as well as some neighbouring vineyards. Quinta da Leda's 76 hectares of vines were planted in collaboration with the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro de Vila Real, where a study was carried out on clonal research to select the best varieties in the Douro. The findings decided the varieties to be chosen and planted on this estate, using only the best clones of each variety for grafting.

Winter was particularly dry and mild. Strong and persistent rainfall from the end of winter continued into spring, accompanied by periods of low temperatures. These factors contributed to abnormal incidences of vine disease, especially mildew, and also affected flowering in lower-level zones. The high rainfall resulted in a reduction in the quantity of grapes. Summer was mild, with some spikes in temperature, and nights were generally cold. These conditions contributed to a long and balanced maturation, which, in turn, produced wines of superior quality.

The wine is made at the modern winery at Quinta da Leda. After full destemming, the grapes underwent gentle crushing before being transferred to stainless steel tanks and/or lagars (shallow, open troughs) where they underwent a long maceration to allow gentle extraction of colour, tannins and flavours from the skins. Once the fermentation was complete the wine was matured in used French and American oak (75% and 25% respectively) for between 12-18 months. The final blend is made with very careful selection after numerous tastings and analyses. The final wine is only slightly filtered before bottling.

60% Touriga Franca , 25% Touriga Nacional, 15% Tinta Roriz.

Deep ruby in colour. The aroma is intense and very complex, with notes of black and red berries, pepper and pine needles along with attractive and well-integrated oak characters. On the palate, it has good body and acidity, high quality tannins, black fruit flavours and a hint of cocoa on the long and elegant finish.

£17.40

Casa Ferreirinha Papa Figos Douro Tinto 2017 (1x75cl)

Awarded 95 points, Gold and overall Trophy status (Portuguese Red Trophy and Great Value Red between £8 and £12) at the 2019 IWC (International Wine Challenge) in May 2019 (see blue link below for review and their tasting note).

Papa Figos 2017 - IWC 2019 award and review

This historic producer, founded in 1751, was purchased by Sogrape in 1987.  Today they have 520 hectares of vineyard in the Douro in all of its three sub-regions:  Lower Corgo, Upper Corgo and Douro Superior.  The winemaking is headed up by the talented Luis Sottomayor, who manages to restrain the Douro’s natural exuberance to produce wines that have a freshness, like Estevo and Papa Figos, allied to a wonderful depth and texture, as with Vinha Grande Red and Quinta da Leda.

About 25% of the grapes for Papa Figos come from Casa Ferreirinha's Quinta da Leda estate, and the rest from producers owning north-facing vineyards at relatively high altitudes. The soil in the Duoro Valley is made up of schist - a slate-like metamorphic rock that is rich in nutrients and has useful water retention properties. 

The golden oriole (papa figos in Portuguese) is one of the rarest birds in the Douro region. An attractive, brightly-coloured migratory bird, its uniqueness and rarity make it the perfect inspiration for this lovely wine.

Like the rest of Portugal, this region suffered from a severe lack of water throughout the growing season with high daytime temperatures tempered only by the cooling effect of the high altitude. Harvest was very early and yields were much lower than average. The region suffered a series of wildfires due to the extremely dry conditions and many vineyards were damaged and in some cases, completely destroyed. However, despite the atypical harvest year, the resulting wines have great balance, elegance and concentration.

After gentle destemming and crushing, the grapes were transferred to stainless steel tanks. Intense maceration is achieved by pumping over. After maceration, the wine is run off the solids, the free-run wine is kept separate from the press wine. Malolactic fermentation was encouraged in controlled conditions. The blend was selected and remained in stainless tanks throughout the winter. 25% of the total of the blend spent eight months in used French oak barrels, and the final blend was bottled after 12 months.

35% Tinta Roriz, 25% Tinta Barroca, 25% Touriga Franca, 15% Touriga Nacional.

This wine is deep ruby red in colour with violet nuances. Intensely aromatic with fresh red berries, heather and balsamic savoury spice on the nose. The spicy red fruit profile follows onto the full bodied palate that balances smooth tannins with well-integrated acidity on a harmonious finish.

ABV = 13.5%.

£10.90

Casa Ferreirinha, Vinha Grande Douro Tinto 2017 (1x75cl)

This producer, founded in 1952, is named after the legendary Porto matriarch Dona Antónia Ferreira. Affectionately nicknamed 'Ferreirinha' by her countrymen, the house pays homage to her memory and was the first house in the region dedicated to making light wines. Purchased by Sogrape in 1987, it has 520 hectares of vineyard in the Douro in all of its three sub-regions: Lower Corgo, Upper Corgo and Douro Superior. The winemaking is headed up by Luís Sottomayor, who restrains the Douro’s natural exuberance to produce wines that have a freshness, like Esteva and Papa Figos, allied to a lovely depth and texture, as with Vinha Grande Tinto and Quinta da Leda.

The selected grape varieties were sourced from the Quinta do Sairrão estate located at a high altitude in the Cima Corgo region. The mountainous vineyards here have schist soils with vines planted either in vertical rows or on traditional patamares (terraces). The selected plots are ideal for optimal maturation thanks to the hot days and cool evenings bringing out the fresh fruit character of the grapes.

Like the rest of Portugal, this region suffered from a severe lack of water throughout the 2017 growing season with high daytime temperatures tempered only by the cooling effect of the high altitude. The harvest was very early and yields were much lower than average. The region suffered a series of wildfires due to the extremely dry conditions and many vineyards were damaged and in some cases, completely destroyed. However, despite the atypical harvest year, the resulting wines have great balance, elegance and concentration.

Grapes selected for the Vinha Grande Tinto went through gentle crushing and destemming prior to temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Long skin contact during fermentation ensured optimal extraction, which was facilitated by pumping over and robotic plunging. Maturation took place for between 12 and 18 months in used French oak barrels. The blend was then selected based on both sensory and technical analyses. The wine was then lightly filtered before bottling. In addition, the wine did not undergo cold stabilisation, which may mean it will have natural sediment in the bottle.

40% Touriga Franca , 25% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Roriz, 10% Tinta Barroca.

This wine has a deep ruby colour and intense aromas of flowers, strawberry and raspberry fruit, a touch of black pepper and well-integrated oak. The voluminous palate has well-integrated acidity, velvety tannins, a delicate minerality and notes of red berries. The finish is elegant and long.

ABV = 14.0%.

£13.35

CH by Chocapalha 2013 (1x 75cl)

It all started in 1987 for Quinta da Chocapalha when Alice and Paulo Tavares da Silva were looking for a property that would become their family project and where they could make great quality wine. At Quinta da Chocapalha, every member of the family is part of creating the spirit of this project. Chocapalha wines reflect the family’s passion and commitment, the property’s terroir, as well as painstaking attention to detail in their agricultural work and winemaking options. Their wines have great elegance and ageing potential.

To see the winemakers tasting notes for this wine please click on the blue link below.

CH by Chocapalha 2013 - fiche technique

£34.80

Mar Da Palha Vinho Tinto 2011 (1x75cl)

A fabulous blend of the Syrah and the indigenous Touriga Nacional varietal.  The Syrah providing weight, power and intensity of dark fruit and the Touriga Nacional providing elegance and finesse to the blend.

ABV = 14.0%.

£13.55

Quinta Da Plansel Plansel Selecta Red 2018 (1x75cl)

Dorina Lindemann, one of the most well-known female oenologists in Portugal, has developed her wines of distinctive character at her 65-hectare Quinta da Plansel wine estate. While Portuguese wines are much known for their blending, Quinta da Plansel focuses primarily on monovarietal wines. Doing so allows the true potential of the grape to be revealed, as is the case with the Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Barroca, often used individually to produce their top wines.

Here, in Montemor-o-Novo, in the Evora sub-region of the Alentejo, a unique microclimate provides excellent conditions for pithy terroir wines. Soils are residual granite and metamorphic sedimentary. Plenty of sun, low rainfall, and the large differences between maximum and minimum temperatures ('diurnal range') combine to produce the climatic conditions required for fine, aromatic grapes which are harvested only when mature. Competent work in the vineyard and the cellar, and a love of precise attention to detail result in some very special wines indeed. 

This wine is 50% Touriga Nacional, 40% Aragonez (Tempranillo) and 10% Trincadeira.

Strict reduction of grape yield at 35 hectoliters per hectare and at 5°C natural sedimentation. Maceration in rotofermenters and open stainless steel vats at 25°C. Maturation for 3 months in stainless steel tanks.

This wine presents itself intensively purple red, is powerfully structured and aromas of dark fruits, seasonings and orange blossom. On the palate is it complex, and fruity with a slightly herb note.

ABV = 14.5%.

£9.95

Quinta Da Plansel Plansel Selecta Reserva 2016 (1x75cl)

Dorina Lindemann, one of the most well-known female oenologists in Portugal, has developed her wines of distinctive character at her 65-hectare Quinta da Plansel wine estate. While Portuguese wines are much known for their blending, Quinta da Plansel focuses primarily on monovarietal wines. Doing so allows the true potential of the grape to be revealed, as is the case with the Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Barroca, often used individually to produce their top wines.

Here, in Montemor-o-Novo, in the Evora sub-region of the Alentejo, a unique microclimate provides excellent conditions for pithy terroir wines. Soils are residual granite and metamorphic sedimentary. Plenty of sun, low rainfall, and the large differences between maximum and minimum temperatures ('diurnal range') combine to produce the climatic conditions required for fine, aromatic grapes which are harvested only when mature. Competent work in the vineyard and the cellar, and a love of precise attention to detail result in some very special wines indeed. 

For this wine, hand-picked grapes are chilled overnight and then slowly fermented within 4 weeks in traditional lagars. Maturation is for 12 months in French oak barriques.

50% Aragonez and 50% Tinta Barroca.

Intense dark garnet color. Sweet and concentrated wild fruit with soft floral hints. A touch of dark chocolate, vanilla and marzipan. On the palate a little earthy with an idea of canned fruit, very dense, smooth and elegant with an amazing soft and fruity finish.

Ageing potential is around 5 years from vintage.

ABV = 14.5%.

£15.30

Quinta Do Crasto Crasto Douro Superior 2016 (1x75cl)

Located in a prime spot of the Douro in Northern Portugal, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than a century. Like all the other great Douro estates, Quinta do Crasto dates far back into ancient times. The name Crasto comes from the Latin castrum meaning “Roman fort”. Quinta do Crasto today has a full range of products, from white and red Douro wines, to premium Port wines and Extra Virgin Olive oils.

Considerable investment has been made over recent years at Quinta do Crasto to modernise the vineyards and winery facilities so as to ensure the production of high quality wines, year after year. Each of these developments, allied with the passion of an entire team dedicated to seeking out the highest possible quality in wine and other products, have contributed to Quinta do Crasto’s growing national and international reputation.

To see an excellent information sheet and tasting note for this wine from the team at Quinta do Crasto, please click on the blue link below.

Quinta Do Crasto Crasto Douro Superior 2015 - fiche technique

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Souzão: the maker does not specify the exact proportions.

Bright purple in colour, with attractive aromas of fresh wild berry fruit and elegant notes of spices. Balanced on the palate, evolving into a wine with a serious backbone, excellent volume and a fine texture made of velvety tannins. This is a captivating wine, with a fresh and lingering finish.

£16.55

Quinta Do Crasto Douro (Old Vines) Reserva 2016 (1x75cl)

Located in a prime spot of the Douro in Northern Portugal, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than a century. Like all the other great Douro estates, Quinta do Crasto dates far back into ancient times. The name Crasto comes from the Latin castrum meaning “Roman fort”. Quinta do Crasto today has a full range of products, from white and red Douro wines, to premium Port wines and Extra Virgin Olive oils.

Considerable investment has been made over recent years at Quinta do Crasto to modernise the vineyards and winery facilities so as to ensure the production of high quality wines, year after year. Each of these developments, allied with the passion of an entire team dedicated to seeking out the highest possible quality in wine and other products, have contributed to Quinta do Crasto’s growing national and international reputation.

To see an excellent information sheet and tasting note for this wine from the team at Quinta do Crasto, please click on the blue link below.

Quinta Do Crasto Douro Reserva 2016 - fiche technique

Grapes: old vines (mixed plantings with 25 to 30 different grape varieties).

Deep ruby in colour. The nose is very expressive, revealing the unique characteristics of our old vines: complex aromas of fresh gum cistus and berry fruit well integrated with light cocoa hints. Elegant on the palate, evolving into a firm wine, with excellent volume and a compact structure made of fresh, velvety-textured tannins. This is a wine with a distinctive identity and a long lingering, balanced finish.

£22.35

Quinta Do Crasto Douro Red 2017 (1x75cl)

Located in a prime spot of the Douro in Northern Portugal, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than a century. Like all the other great Douro estates, Quinta do Crasto dates far back into ancient times. The name Crasto comes from the Latin castrum meaning “Roman fort”. Quinta do Crasto today has a full range of products, from white and red Douro wines, to premium Port wines and Extra Virgin Olive oils.

Considerable investment has been made over recent years at Quinta do Crasto to modernise the vineyards and winery facilities so as to ensure the production of high quality wines, year after year. Each of these developments, allied with the passion of an entire team dedicated to seeking out the highest possible quality in wine and other products, have contributed to Quinta do Crasto’s growing national and international reputation.

This wine is made using Touriga Nacional 30%, Tinta Roriz 30%, Touriga Franca 30%, Tinta Barroca 10%.

To see an excellent information sheet and tasting note for this wine from the team at Quinta do Crasto, please click on the blue link below.

Quinta do Crasto Douro Red 2017 - fiche technique

£13.10

Quinta Do Vallado Douro Tinto 2017(1x 75cl)

Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter in their July 2019 panel tasting of Douro value reds (see blue link below).

Quinta Do Vallado Douro Tinto 2017 - July 2019 Decanter review

Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous "Quintas" in the Douro Valley. It once belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to her descendents. It lies on both banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro river, near its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua.

Quinta do Vallado´s 70 ha of vineyards are for the most planted in south and west facing slopes of slate soil, excellent for an optimum ripening of the grapes, taking advantage of the Mediterranean climate. Two thirds of the vineyards are planted in terraces with a single row of vines, pruned according to the double cordon system.

To see an excellent information and tasting note which has been produced by the team at Quinta do Vallado, please click on the blue link below.

Quinta do Vallado Douro Tinto 2017 - fiche technique

£13.70
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