Wine Casa Ferreirinha, "Esteva", Douro DOC, 2015
Reviews of purchase Casa Ferreirinha, "Esteva", Douro DOC, 2015
The wine has an intense ruby color.
The wine has a mild flavor with a pleasant acidity and well integrated tannins. The finish is elegant, with hints of pepper and berries.
Intense aroma of the wine reveals notes of ripe red berries, floral and oak notes.
Universal wine, suitable to all kinds of meat, poultry, cheeses.
Bernardo Ferreira AA Ferreira Company founded in the XVIII century, and in the middle of the last century it has been widely known for its wines under the brand Casa Ferreirinha. In 1987 the company became part of Sogrape Vinhos, preserve the unique heritage of two centuries. By the time you purchased the farm winery in the Quinta da Leda in the Douro region. The plant was modernized in 2001, and now there is a famous wine brands Casa Ferreirinha, Callabriga and others.
"Esteva" - attractive and elegant red wine from the Douro region that combines character and versatility. This wine is produced in a modern plant in Vila Nova de Gaia in the Douro region, in the north of Portugal. For production use local grape varieties - Tinta Baroque, Tinta Roriz, Turiga Frank and Turiga Nacional. Grapes for wine growing estates in Quinta do Caedo and Quinta do Porto. Harvested by hand in September. After gentle crushing and separating ridges wine is fermented at a controlled temperature, held at the same time to achieve the maceration of flowers, fruit flavors and tannin extraction. After malolactic fermentation, the wine matures throughout the winter. "Esteve" ready to eat today, but can also be stored for up to 5 years in the bottle in a horizontal position in a dry, cool place.
In 1942, Fernando Van Zeller Guedes with partners founded the company "Sociedade Comercial dos Grandes Vinhos de Mesa de Portugal", which is now known as "Sogrape Vinhos". The objective of the company was to create a product based on three criteria: quality of the wine, the importance of brands and active presentation of their wines. First issued a drink, to realize all the criteria, it was wine, "Mateus", which brought the company's reputation and gave impetus to the further development of production and access to the markets of Argentina and Spain, and later - the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the United States. Under the leadership of Fernando Guedes in 1967 built a new factory in Avintes. It was a new level of volume and quality. Six modern bottling provide volume 200 thousand bottles per day.
In the 70s "Sogrape" is expanding its portfolio with other policy areas, including the glass industry and banking. After global restructuring in 80 years, the company has focused on creating new wines and coverage of new wine regions of Portugal - the Tao, Vinho Verde, Bairrada, Douro and Alentejo. Significant funds have been invested in research on selection and planting of high-quality varieties of Portuguese grapes, as well as in the construction of modern wine-making facilities. Guedes also began to actively support university research in the field of biotechnology, viticulture and winemaking. Today the company is run by the third generation of the family Guedes. It owns about 1,200 hectares of vineyards in the main Portuguese wine regions, as well as in Argentina, Chile and New Zealand. Production base "SOGRAPE" includes 9 estates and 10 wineries, the power of more than 30 million. Liters per year.