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Casa Ferreirinha, Barca Velha Red Wine Douro DOC 2008 (Single bottle)

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£687.50 - Barca Velha 2008 has a deep ruby hue and an intense, complex bouquet with a strong presence of well-ripened red fruit, spices such as pepper and clove, and hints of balsamic cedar, resin and tobacco box. Notes of asparagus and artichokes, sous bois and aromas of high-quality oak mingle in perfect harmony. Its palate is full-bodied, with lively balanced acidity, intense tannins and notes of fresh red fruits, pepper, clove and ginger. It has an extraordinarily long, graceful and harmonious finish.

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Region
Denomination
Colour
Cast
Harvest
Year
Bottled
Year
AVIN Number
Douro
Douro DOC
Red
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz & Tinta Cão
2008
 
 
Analysis:
Alcohol
Total Acidity
PH
Volatile Acidity
Residual Sugars
Total SO2
Baumé
 14% Vol
6.1 g/l
3.53
 
 
 
 
Wine Making
Vinyard
Wine Maker
Vinification
Barca Velha is the pinnacle of quality amongst Douro wines. Classic, intense, complex, elegant and rich, adjectives are inadequate to describe what is, since its creation in 1952, the most celebrated Portuguese wine. Barca Velha is only declared in exceptional years and is the basis on which Casa Ferreirinha has built its reputation. Since 1952, Barca Velha has only been made 17 times, including 2004
Luís Sottomayor
The grapes for this vintage were selected predominately from Quinta da Leda, but also from the higher zones of the Douro Superior sub-region. After soft crushing and full de-stemming, the grapes were passed into stainless steel tanks and epoxy lined granite "lagares" where cold maceration pre-fermentation took place prior to alcoholic fermentation. During this period, intense pumping-over and robot-operated "pigeages" were carried out at automatically controlled temperatures
Ageing
 16
months in 225-litre French oak barrels, 75% of which were new and 25% used
Soil
Production
Schistous
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Tasting Notes
Aroma
Visual
Palate
Finish
Consumption
Suggestions
       
17 - 18ºC
It is suggested that Barca Velha be quietly savoured, accompanied by meat, game and cheeses with refined, well-integrated flavours
Bottle
Bottle Size
Storage
Longevity
Shape
Seal
Price per litre
Price per bottle
750ml
The bottle should be kept horizontally
in a dry and cool place, sheltered from light
20 Years
Bordeaux
Cork
£916.67
£687.50
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CASDV4M991
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2019-07-02

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