2014 Casa Ferreirinha "Planalto" Branco Reserva Douro

SKU #1218996 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Branco Reserva Planalto (Casa Ferreirinha) is a white bargain even though it is a mass-market wine (about 125,000 cases). It is an unoaked blend of 35% Viosinho; 15% each of Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, Códega and Arinto; and 5% Moscatel. This shows good purity of fruit, a lovely, fresh feel, some viscosity and some precision. It hangs together well and drinks great. This is a very good vintage for it. (MS)  (8/2015)

Wine Spectator

 *Smart Buys* A lush and spicy style, with plenty of buttery notes to the baked apple, pear and almond tart flavors. Shortbread accents show on the long, rich finish. (KM)  (7/2016)

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/8/2015 | Send Email
Bright, steely, and yellow fruited, yet also richly textured with a creamy mouthfeel, this blend of local grape varieties (Viosinho, Gouveio, Arinto, Codega, Malvasia and Moscatel) is delicious. Famous for the highly collectible, very expensive Barca Velha, Casa Ferreirinha also happens to make some of the best value reds and whites in all Portugal. Recommended.

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5