Vinhas Velhas 2016 (Magnum) White

Grape Origins

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
pH: 3,19
Total SO2: 69,0 mg/l
Total sugars: 0,6 g/l


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Icon the winery 91385a8ea6cf09ebc7bf5483fb7d2dba15156b77792e8cade751b89f88524702 The Winery: Quinta da Ferradosa
Brand: Vinhas Velhas
Region: Douro
Type: White
Vintage: 2016
Alcoholic Level: 13%
Icon grape varieties 5ef67bbf41e70ce6f009a73f51b8414b6eebc116dc4d59a69449b92366601093 Grape Varieties: Old Vines
Icon winemaker e032a2e97335c334d3c23f51d0329f31645cae5160a0a302d3072c2fb70c059e Winemaker: Cristiano Van Zeller, Joana Pinhão
Format: Magnum (1.5l)
Icon nose 176020a5140d2499a7f0e61d28ba9873d09e3af9dca561aeb6a91b357f650e5b Nose: 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.
Icon mouth fe9befcc324311cf7cf9e740b28462659874ebbdc4882ef64971fe9b95382c5e Mouth: In the mouth this wine reveals a very fresh and crisp grip that break through the oak
Icon classification 3e51d3d9ed15536209cb9d7118873a31deae54c93b16126273d93c69d22efe76 Classification: Silver medal at Concurso Vinhos de Portugal 2019