Located in the far eastern reaches of the Douro Superior, just 12 kilometres from the Spanish border, Casa Ferreirinha lies on the south bank of the Douro river and covers over 200 hectares. Rolling hills at altitudes of between 120 to 280 metres above sea level result in many different aspects and microclimates, providing winemaker Luís Sottomayor with a myriad of blending options. First planted in 1979, the vineyards are farmed following sustainable practices and are planted exclusively with red varieties: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Sousão and Tinto Cão.

The winemaking here is as considered and detailed as elsewhere on the more trodden wine path: Casa Ferreirinha collaborated with the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro de Vila Rea to understand their historic patchwork of terraced vineyards and when they should be picked according to their unique microclimates and to better grasp what varietals are suited to each individual site for replanting purposes. Every bunch is hand harvested and given light treatment in the winery, with gentle extraction and the most minor of filtration. It is also singularly unique: Portugal is capable of making world class wines with their own indigenous varietals which are seldom found planted elsewhere.

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