Casa Ferreirinha - 2015 - Quinta da Leda - 750 ml.
Portugal - Touriga Franca - Tinto Câo
Red - Vintage: 2015 - Size: 750 ml.
Casa Ferreirinha is one of Portugal’s most esteemed producers of wine, and that has been true for more than 250 years. Founded in 1751, Casa Ferreirinha is in the Douro Valley, the heart of Portuguese winemaking. With 1,285 acres of vineyards, the estate’s property falls within several micro-climates meaning that more than a dozen indigenous grapes are successfully cultivated to produce red and white wines. Casa Ferreirinha is owned by Sogrape Vinhos, a family-owned wine company with a portfolio of more than a dozen Portuguese estates. Luis Sottomayor is winemaker. Casa Ferreirinha is particularly well known for its iconic Barca Vehla, a red blend of native grapes produced only in exceptional years. Barca Velha was created in 1952 and there have been only 18 vintages of the wine since then. Barca Velha is produced in very limited quantities
The 2011 Quinta da Leda (Casa Ferreirinha) is another fine Leda – not surprising in a terrific vintage, because they’ve been pretty fine in general for awhile. It is primarily a Touriga Franca/Touriga Nacional blend (45-40), with Tinta Roriz filling out the rest, all aged for 18 months in French oak, only 50% new. If it lacks the flashy notes of the 2009, it seems just as elegant as the 2010, but perhaps even better-balanced and more concentrated. This will one day be more expressive. At the moment, it is tight, a bit tannic and oak-tinged. Its graceful demeanor and tightly wound feel portend a big winner when this begins to open up and develop some complexity. Come back in 3-5 years for better results. It is on the short list for the best of the recent string of winners. There were approximately 33,700 bottles produced. Drink 2016-2033.