Ferreira Branco

Ferreira (Port)

RP82WS86

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Ferreira elaborates this Ferreira Branco (£6.25), a fortified wine from the region of Port from the gouveio, rabigato, malvasia fina and códega grapes and comes with an alcohol content of 19.5%. The Ferreira Branco is the ideal fortified to combine with dates and cakes and pastries. At Drinks&Co, this fortified wine scores an average rate of 4,1 of 5 points while renowned wine guides give the following ratings: robert parker: 82 and wine spectator: 86.
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Sogrape Vinhos Portugal is a company which is focused on innovation. Founded in 1942 and still family owned, it is the largest producer of wines in Portugal. Winemaker Luís Sottomayor is behind the production of Sogrape's Ferreira Branco , a classic white port. Produced in the Douro region of Portugal, this fortified white wine is brought to us carrying Ferreira's 250 years of experience.

Malvasia Fina, Códega, Rabigato, and Gouveio grapes are lightly crushed and fermented while macerating to allow the best parts of the skins to be extracted. At the ideal moment, wine alcohol is added to halt the fermentation and to keep the wine naturally sweet. This is the traditional method of creating Porto wines. After the harvest is finished, the wines remain in Douro to settle until spring when they are transferred and put into oak casks to age for several years. The wines that are selected for the final blend are usually between 2 and 5 years old so the final product is about 3 years old.

Ferreira Branco white port is a rich and full-bodied wine that gains complexity from its oak ageing. It is best served chilled, on its own. It can also be very refreshing when taken with tonic. Pair Ferreira Branco with nuts or toasted almonds. It is an excellent aperitif.

Technical sheet · Ferreira Branco

Type Of Wine: fortified wine
Appellation:Port (Porto and Douro,Portugal)
Winery: Ferreira
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
1L
Score: RP82WS86
Grapes: Códega, Malvasia Fina, Rabigato, Gouveio
Pairing: StartersDessertsNuts and oilseedsCandied or dried fruitsCakes and pastriesDates
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 19.5%
Consumption Temp.: 8-10ºC
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Description · Ferreira

Ferreira Branco (Códega, Malvasia Fina, Rabigato and Gouveio)

The Wine

FERREIRA WHITE is a classic White Porto, an attractive and rich wine, with the genuine flavour of the best wines produced in the Douro region with all the care and know-how acquired throughout more than 250 years of excellence that established Ferreira as leading quality winemakers and the number one brand in Portugal.

Tasting Notes

FERREIRA WHITE has an appealing yellow-straw hue and a fresh but intense aroma, with attractive floral and fruit tones. Soft and very well balanced in the mouth, it is a rich and full wine, with added complexity and nobility deriving from a careful ageing in wood.

Serving Suggestions

Served chilled, on its own or accompanying dry fruits and toasted almonds, Ferreira White makes an ideal aperitif. For a highly refreshing option, full of flavour, please try a 'Ferreira Tonic', serving in a tall glass ½ of FERREIRA WHITE Porto, ½ of tonic water, ice and lemon.

Storing

FERREIRA WHITE PORTO is bottled ready for drinking and will not improve if kept for a long time. The bottle should be kept upright, protected from direct light and excessive humidity at a constant temperature (about 16º C-18º C).

Open Bottle Shelf Life

When opened it does not require decanting and maintains fresh tasting notes for about 4 weeks.

Varieties

FERREIRA WHITE is produced from a strict selection of traditional white grapes - Malvasia Fina, Códega, Rabigato, Gouveio, among others - grown in high stretches of the best vineyards of the Douro Region, in places where fine maturing with well-balanced acidity may be obtained.

Winemaking

FERREIRA WHITE is vinified using the traditional Porto wine method. Hand-picked grapes are softly crushed and, after partial stalk-removal, fermented with maceration allowing the best components of the grape skins to be extracted. The whole process takes place under strict control of both temperature and wine density, making it possible for the winemaker to choose the ideal moment for the addition of wine alcohol, fundamental to halt fermentation and keep Porto wine natural sweetness. That moment depends on vine varieties, stage of maturation and final sweetness levels required.

Ageing

After the vintage, the wine stays in the Douro, where the winter cold helps lees to settle. The following spring, the wines are transferred to

the traditional company lodges at V.N.Gaia and stored in oak casks, where they will age for several years. During their ageing, the oenology team monitors the wines and acts through blending, refreshing and corrections whenever tasting so determines. The wines selected for the final blend are usually between 2 and 5 years old, ensuring an end product that is rich and balanced, with about 3 years of age.

Technical Details

Alcohol: 19,5%

Total Acidity: 3,29 g/l (tartaric acid)

Sugar: 100,0 g/l

pH: 3,44

Ferreira

Known since 1751 and established by a wine-growing family of the same name from the Douro, FERREIRA has for centuries been synonymous with high-quality Portuguese wine. FERREIRA'S history follows and is hard to distinguish from the history of the Douro Demarcated Region's evolution (set up in...

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Reviews

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Posted on at 04.57

4/5

Ferreira Branco

White Port born from centuries-old wine cellar of Ferreira. It is a more drinkable version than the other port of the range but does not disappoint in terms of fullness and complexity. The traditional fermentation of white grapes of the Douro is stopped by the addition of brandy, so this...
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Posted on at 19.06

2.5/5

In the third bottle, the wine is somewhat murky and loses quality, I hope the remaining are correct.
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Posted on at 12.58

4/5

TASTING NOTES:
-View: Ferreira White Port shows an attractive yellow color
-Nariz: A cool but intense, with floral tones and attractive fruit aroma.
-Boca: Smooth and well balanced on the palate...
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Posted on at 13.10

4/5

Ferreira White

TASTING NOTES OF Ferreira White:
- View: candy-colored
- Nose: complex aroma of dried fruit and spice notes
- Mouth: concentrated, powerful, sweet

APPELLATION: Porto (Portugal)
VINEYARD: Ferreira...
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Posted on at 11.47

4/5

Ferreira White

TASTING NOTES OF Ferreira White:
- View: candy-colored
- Nose: complex aroma of dried fruit and spice notes
- Mouth: concentrated, powerful, sweet

APPELLATION: Porto (Portugal)

GRAPES: Godello,...
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Posted on at 03.02

4/5

Porto Ferreira Branco

I bought some bottles of this Porto Ferreira Branco at Uvinum.
Attractive and intense colour. Nice,dense, warm in the mouth.
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Posted on at 15.33

4/5

Ferreira White Port

TASTING NOTES:
- View: Ferreira White Port has an attractive yellow color.
- Nose: a fresh but intense, with floral tones and attractive fruit aroma.
- Mouth: soft and well balanced on the palate...
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Posted on at 19.14

3/5

Ferreira White Port

Color very intense, typical Ferreira White Port. The texture of this House Ferreirinha was oily.
We do not choose well the dish but the wine was good.
It is a fortified wine that is worth.
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Posted on at 05.14

3.5/5

Oporto Ferreira Branco is correct

Posted on at 11.10

4/5

Since 1751 Ferreira name has always Been synonymous with high-quality Portuguese wine. The brand's history is intertwined with the history of the evolution of the Douro Region (demarcated in 1756)...
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Posted on at 09.18

4/5

Port Ferreira Branco has a beautiful straw-yellow color and fresh but intense aroma, with attractive floral nuances and fruit. Soft and balanced in the mouth, it is a rich and full wine with...
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