December 2, 2017 Juliette Lafont-Cassiat

#9 : NV Ferreira Quinta do Porto 10 Year Tawny

#9 NV Ferreira Quinta do Porto 10-Year Tawny: Ferreira Cellars invite you to discover a brand over 250 years old, a symbol of the highest quality that encapsulates Portugal’s heart and soul. NV Ferreira Quinta do Porto 10 Years Tawny is a spectacular value and not to be missed!


Curiosities of Ferreira

In the Ferreira Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, lies what is probably the largest and finest collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century wines, the oldest wine dating as far back as 1815.

The famous and very fine 1834 vintage, one of the best of the nineteenth century, was the centre of a tragic yet fascinating episode. In 1897, the Swedish explorer Auguste Andrée, along with two companions, decided to cross the North Pole in a balloon. On 14th July 1897, the balloon fell into the Arctic. Amazingly, it is known that on September 27th the explorers were still alive and held a banquet on a floating piece of ice. The main dish was seal and seagull breast, but the highlight of the banquet was a bottle of Vintage “D. Antónia Ferreira” Porto, 1834, a gift from the king of Sweden…