Ferreira Esteva 2008

Red Blends from Portugal

Price: $9.99
Item No. 110744
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Esteva 2008 has a bright red ruby hue. Its bouquet is dominated by lively red fruit (strawberry and cherry), as well as by balmy notes (cedar and tobacco) and hints of chocolate candy and a floral component of rock-rose. Its complexity arises both from the careful selection of blends from Douro recommended vine varieties and from its evolution in the bottle. It is well-balanced, a result of the softness of Tinta Barroca, the full-body and lingering of Touriga Franca and the elegance and tannins of Tinta Roriz.

Esteva is made from traditional Douro red grape varieties - Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca - essentially from the Sogrape estates in the region, as well as from higher-altitude areas nearby, thus ensuring the ideal and necessary balance between maturation and natural acidity.

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Learn About Ferreira Map ItMap It

Ferreira is the only Port wine company founded by a family of Douro wine growers and is located in the Upper Douro Region which is the home of Port wine. Owned by the Guedes family, the largest wine producing family in Portugal, Ferreira is the best-selling Port in Portugal.

Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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