Barca Velha 2008
Produzent: Casa Ferreiriha
Alkohol: 14.5 Vol.-%
Inhalt: 75 cl
Rebsorten: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, andere...
Ausbau: 16 Monate neu Franzosische Eich Fässern
Barca Velha represents the pinnacle of quality amongst Douro wine. Classic, intense, complex, elegant and rich, adjectives are inadequate to describe what is, and has been since its creation in 1952, the most celebrated Portuguese wine. Barca Velha is only declared in exceptional years and is the foundation upon which Casa Ferreirinha has built its reputation, a specialist brand with a long tradition of quality in the Douro and one of its main global references. Barca Velha has only been bottled on 18 occasions
Appearance : has a deep ruby hue.
Aroma : an intense, complex bouquet with a strong presence of well-ripened red fruit, spices such as pepper and clove, and hints of balsamic cedar, resin and tobacco box. Notes of asparagus and artichokes, sous bois and aromas of high-quality oak mingle in perfect harmony.
Palate : full-bodied, with lively balanced acidity, intense tannins and notes of fresh red fruits, pepper, clove and ginger. It has an extraordinarily long, graceful and harmonious finish.
Serve : A mysterious wine full of emotion, Barca Velha requires a discreet, refined atmosphere and good company in which to share its revelations. To fully appreciate Barca Velha requires thoughtful preparation inkeeping with the occasion. Ideally, a bottle should be allowed to stand the night before and opened 2 to 3 hours before serving. With so many years in the bottle, the wine must be decanted carefully to separate its natural sediment and preferably served at between 16ºC-18ºC.
Food Pairings: It is suggested that Barca Velha be quietly savoured, accompanied by meat, game and cheeses with refined, well-integrated flavours