Barca velha 2008

barca velha 2008

What is the best year for Barca Velha?

Barca Velha is declared only in truly exceptional years (17 in all). Barca Velha 2008 has a bright red, deep and very intense hue.

What is the color of barraca Velha 2008?

Barca Velha 2008 has a bright red, deep and very intense hue. The prevailing aromas are those of very ripe fruit (blackberry, plum, cassis), flowers (violet), spices (vanilla, pepper), balsam (cedar) and aromas made more complex through evolution in the bottle, such as pharmacy and iodine.

What makes Barca Velha so special?

Barca Velha is the basis upon which Casa Ferreirinha ́s reputation has grown, the latter being the quality brand in the Douro and one of its main world-wide standard-bearers. Barca Velha is declared only in truly exceptional years (17 in all). Barca Velha 2008 has a bright red, deep and very intense hue.

What happened to the 2008 Vintage?

It is also worth mentioning that much of the 2008 vintage would suffer in the wake of the 2008 global recession, which heavily disrupted the financial world. In Europe, the growing season was cooler than usual, resulting in a ...

What is the latest Barca Velha?

The latest release of Barca Velha is the 2008 vintage. Credit: sograpevinhos.com Read Steven Spurriers profile of this rare Portuguese wine, and a favourite of retired football manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Decanter Premium members can access Spurriers exclusive tasting notes and ratings for 13 Barca Velha vintages stretching back to 1964

How many Barca Velha wine bottles are left?

There is only one bottle of the first Barca Velha harvest left- a magnum from 1952, of incalculable value today.

Who are the winemakers of Barca Velha?

Only three winemakers have presided over the production of Barca Velha: Fernando Nicolau de Almeida, from 1952 to 1998; Jose-Maria Soares Franco, from 1998 to 2003; and Luis Sottomayor from 2003 to the present. A Douro legend, Almeida joined Porto Ferreira, where his father was head winemaker, at 16.

What is a Barca Velha?

Barca Velha is a mythical wine, the first Portuguese table wine to acquire an international reputation. Fernando Nicolau de Almeida, Casa Ferreirinha’s enologist, adapted the techniques used to produce vintage ports to make superlative table wine.

How many times has Barca Velha been produced?

Since then, Barca Velha has been produced only 12 times, when the sun and the clouds joined forces to create exceptional grapes. How did Nicolau de Almeida decide whether a vintage merited the Barca Velha name?

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