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Sogrape Launches New Vintage Of The Tribute Wine To Dona Antónia

Sogrape Launches New Vintage Of The Tribute Wine To Dona Antónia

This tribute began in 2011 to celebrate Antónia Adelaide Ferreira’s 200th birthday through the creation of a wine bearing her name, honouring the passion, determination, and vision of a quintessential personality in the history of the Douro Wine Region.

An unique wine aiming to reflect the life and work of Dona Antónia, a woman who became a symbol of leadership, entrepreneurship, and tenacity in the Douro, as well as an excellent example of altruism and generosity, engraved in the history of the country and the region. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira is remembered by everyone, and especially by the people of her land, for her courage, ambition, and business acumen, raising the Douro region beyond borders. Throughout her life, she consistently upheld the value of excellence, translated into continuous investment in new techniques related to wine production, careful ageing, and the maintenance of wine stocks for posterity.

Antónia Adelaide Ferreira Red 2020 has a ruby colour, an elegant and highly complex aroma with well-ripened red fruit, spicy notes of pepper and clove, balsamic hints of truffles and sous-bois, slightly stony with discreet, and with well-integrated wood. On the palate, it gains good volume, firm tannins, vibrant acidity, presence of red fruits, hints of pepper, and promises a very long and harmonious finish. "This is an intense, full-bodied, voluminous wine with great complexity. After vinification, the final blends were carefully selected to showcase the quality of each terroir, thus allowing us to bottle the best of the Douro, paying due tribute to Dona Antónia, who did so much for this region," says Luís de Sottomayor.

To honour the winemaking and cultural heritage left by Dona Antónia, Sogrape is presenting another limited edition of the wine this year, which has already hit the market.

Along with this launch, the celebration of Dona Antónia's life and legacy is marked annually by the Dona Antónia Awards. This distinction highlights Portuguese women with life paths associated with the exceptional values of Antónia Adelaide Ferreira: leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, humanism, and social responsibility.

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