Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny has a beautiful red color, with intense tawny shades that recall its slow maturation in wood. Its bouquet is intense and rich with hints of very ripe fruit (plum, apricot and marmalade) and floral notes. Complex, its spice and nutty notes derive from the evolution in oak wood, through oxidation In the mouth, it is a full-bodied and rich-flavored wine, extremely well balanced, that combines elegance with a delicate yet persistent finish.
The wines selected for the final blend of this reserve Porto wine stay in the Douro after the harvest and are taken to the company´s traditional Porto Wine lodges in V.N. Gaia the following Spring where they mature in oak casks. For several years the wines undergo numerous transfers, analyses and tasting that monitor the ageing of wines, preparation of blends, as well as refreshing and eventual adjustment when tasting so determines. The final blend is composed with wines from different ages and origins to achieve a consistency of style and quality typical of Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny. The selected wines usually vary between 4 and 12 years of age, achieving an average age of about 7 years.