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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Ferreira Esteva 2008
Ferreira Esteva 2008
(search item no. 110744)

PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $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 A.A. Ferreira:

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.