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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Ferreira Esteva 2008
Ferreira Esteva 2008
(search item no. 110744)

PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $11.99

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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About Ferreira:

For more than 250 years, Ferreira has been synonymous with high-quality Portuguese wine, and known around the world as "the Portuguese brand." Ferreira was founded in 1751, and under the direction of Dona Antónia Adelaide became the reference point for exceptional ports and Douro wines. Today, Ferreira continues to be a global market leader, and the symbol of a country and a culture.