Ferreira Dona Antónia is vinified using the traditional Porto wine method. Hand-picked grapes are softly crushed and, after partial stalk-removal, fermented with maceration allowing the best components of the grape skins to be extracted. The whole process takes place under strict control of both temperature and wine density, making it possible for the winemaker to choose the ideal moment for the addition of wine alcohol, fundamental to halt fermentation and keep the natural sweetness. That moment depends on vine varieties, stage of maturation and final sweetness levels required. Porto Ferreira Dona Antónia Reserva Tawny has a beautiful red color, with intense tawny shades that recall its slow maturation in wood. Its bouquet is intense and rich with hints of very ripe fruit (plum, apricot and marmalade) and floral notes. Complex, its spice and nutty notes are derived from the evolution in oak wood. It is a full-bodied, rich-flavored, and extremely well balanced wine that combines elegance with a delicate yet persistent finish. When opened it does not require decanting and maintains fresh tasting notes for about 2 months. It is very good served on its own as a dessert wine yet also beautifully accompanies most sweets, desserts and cheeses. Serve slightly cold for fuller appreciation.