Douro (Filipe Ferreira)
Quinta da Foz is located at the junction of the Douro River and its tributary, the Pinhão, in the Cima Corgo subregion. The Calém family acquired it in 1872, and today Filipe Ferreira is in charge of winemaking. A small, 20 hectare property, everything is hand harvested. All of the wines are foot pressed in large granite lagares and aged in stainless steel. This blend brings together the aromatic intensity of Touriga Nacional (60% of the blend), sophisticated delicacy of Tinta Roriz (better known in Spain as Tempranillo), and the structure and elegance of Touriga Franca. Fresh red fruits on the nose persist through the palate, announcing a young, energetic wine with swirling, well-integrated tannins and a lovely, long finish.