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Ferreira

The Port Wine House "AA Ferreira" based in postage (Suburb of Vila Nova de Gaia) in the Portuguese area Douro was founded in 1751. Under the leadership of the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira (1811-1896), it became one of the largest and most important producers of port wine, She first married her cousin AB Ferreira, one of the richest men Portugal, After his death, she married Francisco Torres, the manager of the Ferreira possessions. After his death, she took the leadership of the house very successfully in the hand. In their time, the purchase of the lodge (warehouse) in 1876. The company was until 1987 in the family owned and was this year Sogrape sold. The port wines come from the vineyards of the goods Quinta do Seixo and Quinta do Porto. The relatively early vintage ports are characterized by an often light style. Among the best products are the Tawnys Superior, Dona Antónia and the 20 years in oak barrels matured Duque de Bragança.

In the 1950s, the legendary Douro red wine Barca Velha was created, which is now one of the best and best most expensive wines Portugal counts. The name refers to sailboats that used to bring the young port to the warehouses. It is mainly blended with the Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) variety with shares of Touriga Franca and other indigenous varieties. The grapes were from 1999 by the Quinta do Vale Meão (which was then sold) and then by the Quinta da Leda. Traditionally this is done pounding of grapes and mash fermentation in Lagares (Stone troughs). He matured for 18 months in new French (formerly Portuguese) oak barrels. Like a vintage port, it is only produced in particularly outstanding years. That was in 1965, 1966, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1991 (considered particularly outstanding) and in 1995 the case. In less good years he is marketed as a second wine under "Ferreirinha Reserva Especial". A low-priced third red wine is called "Vinha Grande".

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