Quinta de Porrais is located in the area of the Douro wine region, surrounded by mountains, so it is protected against the winds that are felt in this region.
There is not much rain in this area which makes the weather quite warm and dry. In winter the climate is quite cold. The water reserves are small on this shale soil with some granite stoniness.
The Quinta originally belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira (known by the name of Ferreirinha). In partnership with the Ferreira family,
Casa Santos Lima has been a partner of Quinta de Porrais since 2011 and is responsible for the production and commercialization of the wines of this historic place.
The Quinta has 35 hectares with vineyards where there are 60% of white varieties and 40% red ones. The oldest vines have an average of over 80 years. The type of soil is also beneficial for the longevity of the wines, allowing musts with greater complexity and aromatic richness.
This red wine was produced from the Sousão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional grapes varieties that were harvested by hand and the must was aged for nine months in French oak barrels.
DOP is the geographical area corresponding to the Denomination of Origin “Porto” that is the same as that defined for the production of Douro wine, covering different districts and municipalities, traditionally grouped into three more restricted geographical areas: Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Upper Douro.
The wine has a beautiful ruby color.
Excellent aromatic intensity on the nose, with a lot of black fruits, some dark chocolate and hints of spices, such as vanilla and eucalyptus.
Creamy layers of fruits on the palate with a good deepness. The wine reveals pleasant structure and elegance with very smooth dark cherry flavors. Still a bit young but enjoyable. A medium-bodied, tasty wine with a soft and silky finish.
Serve this wine at a temperature of 16-17 °C.
Great pairing with cured red meats, stews, lamb chops, or fried roasts sausages.
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