In 1815, German trader Dietrich Matthias Feuerheerd founded the company, by the same name, in Oporto. There he selected and aged the finest blends before shipping them to Northern Europe. In 2010, the brand was acquired by Barão de Vilar, giving birth to a new partnership between the Van Zellers and the Barros family, who were determined to revive the long tradition of quality wines from the Douro. Both families have connections to the wine trade stretching back centuries. Today, the wines are crafted by head winemaker Álvaro van Zeller, who focuses on creating the finest expressions of wines from the Douro region.
Carefully selected grapes are fermented in stainless steel. A portion of the wine is allowed to mature for 9 months in French oak barrels. The wine is ruby in colour with ripe red fruit aromas and hints of spice. Elegant on the palate, with a medium body and ripe, soft tannins and a persistent finish. This wine is perfect to pair with red meat and game dishes.