MUST ‘Meet the Winemaker Series’ – Casa Ferreirinha, Douro, Portugal
MUST Wine Bar Hampstead
We are so excited to be launching our first ‘MUST Meet the Winemaker Series’…the brilliant winemaker Casa Ferreirinha from Douro, Portugal.
The origins of Casa Ferreirinha date back to 1952 and the production of the first ever vintage of Barca-Velha. Casa Ferreirinha was the first producer in the region dedicated entirely to producing still table wine, rather than Port. Named after the legendary Porto matriarch Dona Antónia Ferreira, one of the formidable widows of the world of wine, Casa Ferreirinha, pays homage to the memory of this visionary woman.
Casa Ferreirinha has 520 hectares of vineyard in all of the three Douro sub-regions: Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. The staggeringly beautiful Quinta da Leda is Casa Ferreirinha’s flagship estate, located close to the border with Spain in the far east of the Douro Superior, it is the source of grapes for many of the top wines. The great Luís Sottomayor has been head winemaker since 1989 and restrains the Douro’s natural exuberance to produce wines that have a vibrant freshness allied to a wonderful texture and depth.
The whites are vibrant, fresh and fruity with incredible elegance whilst the reds are all characterised by great depth of flavour, great complexity and elegance with velvety tannins.
Diogo Moreira and David Miranda are flying in from Douro to host this amazing tasting where we will enjoy five amazing wines…and of course a Port!
Tickets are limited so please book early…it’s a MUST!