Ferreirinha, or Ferreira as it is also known, makes some of the legendary reds of the Douro. This gives a glimpse into the style, a powerful and balanced wine. It has big, warm red fruits, ripe, juicy. As a contrast, the fruits are shot through with tight, mineral acidity, which is just beginning to soften into the dry, firm final structure.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.