Castas Escondidas Douro 2018


Is with wines like this one that you start uncovering the great potential of Douro wines. ‘Castas Escondidas’ translates as ‘hidden varieties’ and showcases old-vines, field-blend fruit and some of the lesser known grape varieties of the Douro Valley. What makes this drop a superior wine is not only the great quality of the terroir, region characteristics, the field blend vines used but most importantly the high intervention from skilled winemakers producing this wine.

With all of these movements happening which by all means are fantastic such as natural wines, low intervention and so on, memories can be short and people will have some tendency to forget that winemakers spent hundreds of years studying the production of wine going by the scientific name of oenology and therefore they are oenologists with the main purpose being interventionists in every single process of the wine production!!! oh dear, I feel I am opening a can of worms here…

As the magician himself describes “Casa Ferreirinha Castas Escondidas was designed to stage the varieties commonly used in batches of Port Wine, but rarely explored and which result in a perfect combination with other more well-known varieties” , says Luís Sottomayor, the winemaker responsible for Sogrape wines in the Douro. . “The small percentage of grapes harvested from old vines gives even more special characteristics to the final batch”

Great with for special occasions, quality red meats and cheeses.

Be responsible and drink this wine moderately as it is one of a kind


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Deep ruby colour
Nose Intense aroma and good complexity, where spicy notes stand out, truffles, sous-bois, pepper and some cinnamon, light balsamic notes, resin, fresh red fruits, light stony notes and a discreet and well-integrated wood
Palate Very smooth, with good volume, well rounded and polished tannins, notes of fresh fruit and spices, with an end of great balance and persistence

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Douro Bastardo / Marufo  / Tinta Amarela / Tinta Francisca / Tinto Cão / Touriga Femêa / Touriga Franca / Touriga Nacional
Alcohol % 13.5%
Style Deep and elegant Full Body red
Estate/Producer Casa Ferreirinha/  Luís Sottomayor
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2018
Vinification Fermentation takes place in stainless steel before the wine is moved to used French oak barrels and aged in cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia for around 18 months
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to be enjoyed now but has great ageing potential up to 20 years


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