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Casa Ferreirinha Barca Velha 2011
Barca Velha is an iconic red wine from Portugal, made in the Douro Superior with a blend of grapes typically used in vintage Port. Barca Velha undergo an initial maceration of 24–36 hours in stone lagares, for quick and gentle extraction, and spends 18 months in oak (60% new). The wine then is long aged in bottle.
The 2011 is only the 20th vintage of Barca Velha since 1952.
‘The best vintage ever’ says Luis Sottomayor, the head winemaker. He describes the 2011 as ‘a lion’ of a wine: confident, powerful but not showy.
Only 33,000 bottles made, the US got about 2,000 bottles of allocation.
Its color is deep ruby. It has a very complex aroma, with prominent spices such as pepper, balsamic notes, cedar and tobacco box, red fruits such as ripe plum, slate and a high quality, well-integrated wood. It has a vibrant acidity in the mouth, very lively, very firm tannins, notes of spices, black fruits, and balsamic flavors. The finish is extremely long, of great elegance and complexity.