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Casa Ferreirinha Douro Esteva 2012

Casa Ferreirinha Douro Esteva 750ml 2012   
Sku: 1908245

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Founded in 1751, Casa Ferreirinha is known for outstanding ports and Douro wines. Dona Antonia Adelaide was born in the northern city of Peso da Regua in 1811 and belonged to the 4th generation of this distinguished Port producing family. Over her lifetime, she invested much of her considerable fortune in planting and improving the estate. Following her death in 1896, the business became a limited company and began a new phase building on the legacy of its Douro estates. Today, Casa Ferreira is no longer owned by the family as it was acquired by Sogrape Vinhos in 1987. Ferreira owns four properties in the Upper Corgo subregion of the Douro ‒ Quinta do Seixo, Quinta da Leda, Quinta de Porto and Quinta do Caedo near Pinhao all benefit from a Mediterranean climate, with its long growing season of moderate to warm temperatures. The estate fruit is hand-picked and gently crushed, followed by fermentation and maceration on the skins with pumping-over. The flagship of the estate is their Barca Velha, considered by many to be the ne plus ultra example of its type. Winemaker Luis Sottomayor studied in Australia and France and holds a post-graduate degree in Oenology from Escola Superior de Biotecnologia do Porto, Portugal.

Tasting notes
Aromas of raspberry, strawberry, with notes of resin and tobacco are well integrated with grainy tannins, balanced acidity and spice on the finish.

Technical notes
(35% Tinta Roriz/30% Tinta Barroca /25% Touriga Franca/10% Touriga Nacional). Made from hand-picked A-grade grapes (the regions’s top quality) from vineyards in Quinta do Caedo and Quinta do Porto. The wine was naturally clarified, blended and bottled.

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Country: Portugal
Region: Duriense
Sub-Region: Douro - Porto
Grape Varietal: Red Portugese Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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