Ferreirinha Papa Figos, Douro

Ferreirinha Papa Figos, Douro

Named after the Golden Oriole (Papa Figos) a rare migratory bird that arrives at bud bloom and departs the vineyards at the harvest. A blend of 40% Tinta Roriz, 30% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Barroca, 10% Touriga Nacional; Tinta Roriz being the local synonym for Tempranillo, all these varieties are regularly employed in the production of port. All the grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Douro Superior region, high up river close to the Spanish border; this is the driest and warmest Douro region. After a soft de-stemming and crushing the grapes are fermented in stainless steel with pumping over; about 25% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels prior to final blending. The wine has a deep ruby-red hue and an intense bouquet of ripe red fruits backed with cocoa notes, violet and spice.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Portugal
  • Region: Douro
  • Vintage: 2014/2015
  • Producer: Ferreirinha
  • Primary grape: Tinta Roriz
  • Secondary grape: Touriga Franca
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £9.01
  • Code: 31525
  • Expression: Ring