Casa Ferreirinha Quinta da Leda Tinto 2019
The Quinta da Leda Douro Tinto is a blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cão and Tinta Roriz grapes grown exclusively in Casa Ferreirinha’s flagship 'Quinta da Leda' vineyard, located in the far reaches of the Douro Superior, close to the border with Spain. Upon arrival at the Quinta da Leda winery, the hand-harvested grapes were fully de-stemmed and gently crushed. Fermentation took place in stainless-steel tanks and the varieties were co-fermented, though the grapes from the best sites began fermentation in robotic lagares with a day of pigeage. An extended post-fermentation maceration on the skins achieved optimum levels of extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. The wines were then aged for 18 months in 225-litre and 500-litre French oak barrels, around 50% of which were new. After numerous tastings and analysis, the final blend was assembled by Luís Sottomayor and the winemaking team and was lightly filtered before bottling. Quinta da Leda is a wine of great intensity, complexity and elegance. On the nose, aromas of ripe red and black fruits combine with spicy notes of cocoa and tobacco box and subtle floral notes. Full-bodied on the palate, with ripe and velvety tannins and a refreshing acidity which carries the complex flavours onto the lingering finish.