Porto Ferreira Duque de Bragança Tawny 20 Years Old
Desigation of origin
Country of origin: Portugal
Winemaker: Luís Sottomayor
Varieties: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela
Porto Ferreira Duque de Bragança Tawny 20 Years Old is an exceptional Porto, a symbol of the excellence of the Ferreira brand´s style in creating old Tawny Porto wines, culmination of fine grape selection, winemaking and blending expertise established over more than 250 years. Its classic profile, of great elegance and complexity but with great freshness, is unique and altogether one of the most acknowledged and celebrated wines in the world.
Porto Ferreira Duque de Bragança Tawny 20 Years Old has an attractive tawny colour with coppery hues. Its intense bouquet shows the character of a well-balanced maturing through oxidation: nuts, spices and a hint of dry fruit and marmalade. In the mouth it is a full-bodied, delicate, soft, velvety and lingering wine. In spite of its age it has well-balanced freshness, a consequence of the refreshing with younger wines carried out through its maturation. It is a fine, elegant and deeply lingering wine.
The selected hand-picked grapes have been vinified in accordance with the traditional Porto wine method. Controlled fermentation took place in stainless steel vats and it was stopped through the addition of wine alcohol. The resulting wines were very elegant and with a great ageing potential.
The wines selected to enter the final blend of the Porto Ferreira Duque de Bragança Tawny 20 Years Old remain in the Douro after the harvest. They are taken to V.N.Gaia in the following Spring and enter the traditional Porto wine ageing process, in 640-litre oak casks. During their ageing period, the wines are subjected to numerous transfers, analyses and tasting, making it possible to monitor their ageing and intervene through blending, refreshing and corrections whenever tasting so advises. The final blend is obtained using wines aged between 15 and 40 years, so as always to achieve the average age, type, quality and style of Porto Ferreira Duque de Bragança Tawny 20 Years Old.
Bottled after maturation, the wine is ready to drink and will not improve if kept for a long time. The bottle should be kept upright under a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC.
Aged Tawnies benefit if open some time before drinking. Serve between 15ºC-17ºC. When opened it does not require decanting and maintains fresh tasting notes for about 4 months.
Porto Ferreira Duque de Bragança Tawny 20 Years Old makes a very elegant aperitif and goes well with several rich starters, such as foie-gras or intense cheese pies, salty dumplings or sea-food. It is perfect with deserts such as crème caramel, apple pie and nuts or even fresh peaches. It is also a great accompaniment for cured or blue cheese, and is delicious if served on its own and/or slightly chilled.
Total Acidity: 5,54 g/l (tartaric acid)
Sugar: 118 g/l