Positioned on the north bank of the Douro River, its vines exposed to the southern sun with large thermal amplitudes, the Quinta can boast the most advantageous conditions for the development of the existing grapes. It is the first property in the sub-region known today as the Douro Superior.
Around 350 hectares, 150 of which follow the river bed for over 2km, and include what can be described as a “private bay” near the winery, where a dock was built to allow the access to the property via boat.
Area of vineyard
15 hectares, with a complete system of irrigation.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Tinto Cão, Touriga Nacional, Sousão and Tinta Barroca.
The Douro soil is almos all Xist, but in Ferradosa the new vineyard was planted in a granite soil, which is rare if not unique. This is why the existing and long abandoned supporting walls were magnificiently produced with this stone.
130 hectares at the top of the property are covered in these trees, creating a wild, untamed scenery that contrasts vividly with the groomed landscapes of the vineyards below.
13000 bottles annually.
At present the Quinta de Ferradosa belongs to QPF Sociedade Agrícola, SA., founded in 2010, the year marking the beginning of the rehabilitation of the Quinta, including:
• The installation of a drip irrigation system throughout the vineyard.
• The reconstruction of one of the old ruins, converting it into a comfortable house with an extraordinary view onto the river and its surroundings.
• The house was constructed to high standards of environmental comfort, accommodating the region’s considerable thermal fluctuation, employing the use of modern systems of insulation through the roof and walls, the installation of air conditioning units. A cooling water vapour system was also installed around the terrace.
• The reform of the areas surrounding the houses through the plantation of new vineyards and part of landscape architecture project that includes various gardens at strategic points.
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