|Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
|Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Fresh, Red Fruit, Floral, Unoaked
Casa Ferreirinha's `Esteva` Douro Tinto is ruby red in colour with inviting aromas of ripe strawberries, cherries, and florals. The palate is velvety smooth with polished tannins and integrated acidity that provides a crisp and vibrant texture. Enjoy a sophisticated finish with fresh red fruit flavours.
About the Producer
Casa Ferreirinha was the first Douro producer dedicated entirely to making table wines, rather than Port. Its origins date back to 1952 when Fernando Nicolau de Almeida produced the first ever vintage of Barca-Velha and kickstarted the quality revolution in Douro table wines. Named after the legendary Dona Antónia Ferreira, one of the formidable widows of the world of wine, Casa Ferreirinha pays homage to the memory of this visionary woman. Today, the winemaking team is headed up by Luís Sottomayor, who restrains the Douro’s natural exuberance to produce wines that have a vibrant freshness allied to a lovely texture and depth.
Vineyard and Winery
The Esteva Douro Tinto is a blend of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional from vineyards across the Douro Valley, with fruit from higher altitude vineyards, such as Quinta do Sairrão, bringing a refreshing lift to the blend. The soil in the Douro Valley is made up of schist - a dense, slate-like metamorphic rock that fractures vertically, allowing the vine roots to delve deep to access water reserves to sustain them during the hot Douro summers. The poor quality of the soil forces the vines to produce low yields of very concentrated grapes.
Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were gently destemmed and crushed and then transferred into stainless-steel tanks. Fermentation took place at a controlled temperature of 25°C in order to preserve the bright fruit flavours of the grapes. The wine is unoaked in order to retain the vibrancy of the fruit flavours and was kept in stainless steel until the final blend was carefully assembled and then bottled.
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