Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional
It has a deep ruby colour and a finely intense and harmonious bouquet, with a prevalence of red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry, black fruits (plum) and aromatic components (resin and tobacco). On the palate this wine has a gentle attack and shows a fine structure with integrated and fine-quality tannins, combined with a balanced acidity that gives it freshness. Red fruits are also in evidence, as well as some spices. It has an elegant and harmonious finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
It was made to be drunk young. Nevertheless, it retains its quality for about 4-6 years after the vintage, providing it is kept horizontally and in a dry and cool place. Esteva is ready for drinking and does not require decanting, except if it is kept for some years. Serve between 15ºC-17ºC.
Esteva is a very versatile wine, ideal with all types of poultry, charcuterie, smoked pork, cheese, some fish, such as cod, and a variety of pastas and rich salads.
Reviews and Awards:
. Silver medal The Dallas Wine Competition 2014 (2012);
. Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014 (2012);
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 (2012);
. Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013 (2011);
. Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2011);
. Silver medal Vinalies Internationales 2013 (2011). Commended International Wine Challenge 2012 (2010);
. Bronze medal San Francisco International Wine Competition 2011 (2009).
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