Ferradosa Vinhas Velhas 2016 (Magnum) White
Ferradosa Douro White shows the unique character of the different areas of the Douro region. The grapes for this wine are grown in two separate plots, where we have found vineyards that we feel express the Douro. These are plantations with more than 50 years of age, with a mixed plantation of many varieties, showing the true Douro old Vines and a small parcel of Gouveio with 25 years of age.
Vinification and ageing
All grapes are de-storked before being slightly crushed by a pneumatic press and the resulting must decanted for 24 hours at 10° Celsius in 2,500 litre stainless steel vats. The must is then racked into new and one year old 225 litres French oak barrels, where it will ferment for 25+ days at controlled temperatures between 10° and 14° Celsius. The wine will age in the same barriques for another 8 months, with battonage.
Alcohol: 13 % vol
Total acidity: 5,2 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0,4 g/l
Total SO2: 69,0 mg/l
Total sugars: 0,6 g/l
|Quinta da Ferradosa|
|Cristiano van Zeller / Joana Pinhão|
|Fruit in the nose, with touches of apricot, peach and hints of some fresh tropical fruits. The oak is present with vanilla and a very slight smoky note.|
|In the mouth this wine reveals a very fresh and crisp grip that break through the oak|