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Quinta de Porrais Tinto, Douro '15

Douro Valley

Quinta de Porrais Tinto, Douro '15

Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, also known as Ferreirinha, is one of the Douro Valley's most iconic figures. More important than the fact that she was the largest land owner in the Douro Valley, and one of Portugal's wealthiest people, when people talk about her legacy, they reference what she did to uplift the people of the Douro. She was an advocate for worker's rights, a champion for the poor, and certainly a role model for women given her importance in what still is today a male dominated business.

Quinta de Porrais was one of the roughly 20 estates that Ferreirinha owned at the time of her death in 1896. This magnificent Quinta is located at in the northern hills of the Cima Corgo region in the Douro. Although near the Douro River, much of the estate vineyards are at a high elevation, on steep slopes of its river's banks making them ideal for fresh and mineral white wines, as well as intense red wines. While Quinta de Porrais is not owned by the family anymore, her great-great-great grandson "Xito" Olazabal still makes the wines today.

For full-bodied, complex red wines, the Douro Valley is one of the premier regions in the world for both collector wines, as well as great values. Today, it is without question that some of the greatest wine values in the world come from Portugal. And at this point, so many of you wonderful Perman Wine supporters understand this as we have a tendency to wax poetic when it comes to Portuguese wines.

This bottling is made from local varieties Sousão, Tinta Barroca and Touriga Nacional, grown in poor, schistous and shale soils. The vines age averages 65 years-old. This wine shows a deep ruby colour and offers intense aromas of both red and black fruits and spices. In the mouth it reveals great elegancy and is balanced with evident oak notes. Highly recommended for any Rioja or even Napa drinker. Pair it alongside richer dishes and ingredients.

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Details

Producer Quinta de Porrais
Vintage 2015
Format 750ml

Acidity

4 / 5

Tannin

4 / 5

Body

4 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

4 / 5

Funky

1 / 5

Douro Valley, Portugal

Quinta
de
Porrais

Quinta de Porrais was once the property of Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira in the Douro Superior region of Portugal. Francisco, or Xito as most people know him, is a direct descendant of Ferreira and now produces the wines for Quinta de Porrais.

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