Porto Ferreira Vintage 2018 was distinguished with the highest score by the renowned North American wine magazine Wine Enthusiast.
It is not new that Portuguese wines win medals and other awards out there, as well as good scores in specialty magazines that make us proud of our producers and our wines.But reaching 100 points in one of the world's most reputable publications is a case to celebrate and spread the news to the seven winds.
That's what happened with Porto Ferreira Vintage 2018. This 100-point award reinforces the confidence placed by winemaker Luís Sottomayor in 2018, who from an early age considered it as a reference in the Vintage panorama.
A year marked by challenges and seemingly adverse conditions, 2018 ended up resulting in the production of great Vintages, true classics. Recalling the words of Louis Sottomayor from an early age confident about the statement, "2018 was the best Vintage years I have seen"
This maximum distinction elevates the latest Vintage of Ferreira to the highest level of what is one of the most reputable specialized magazines in the world. At the same time, "it recognizes the professionalism, passion and commitment of a great team that truly knows the Douro and its full potential, and that every harvest seeks to do better", concludes Sottomayor, who leads sogrape's oenology in the Douro.
For Sogrape, this recognition is also a source of pride and confidence in the consistent work that the company has been developing in Port Wines. Fernando da Cunha Guedes, President of the business group, "these moments are experienced in an enthusiastic way by all, since it is a recognition mainly to the creators, but also to the internal community dedicated to giving this work the best destination, to all who work at Sogrape and who are passionate about this art".
It is recollection that this is the third highest distinction awarded to Sogrape wines by Wine Enthusiast. The emblematic Casa Ferreirinha Barca-Velha 2008 and Sandeman Quinta do Seixo Vintage 2017 were also deserving of 100 points for the magazine concerned.