This is the greatest of the quintas planted by Dona Antonia Ferreira in the 19th century. It is in the Douro Superior, the driest, most remote part of the Douro. The Olazabal family, descendants of Dona Antonia, produce this hugely impressive, dark-hued wine, packed with dense, brooding tannins and solid, initially tough fruits, which open out to opulence and richness.
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.