Pinteivera
2012
2011

The Esteivera vineyard in the Douro Valley takes its name from the native shrub "Esteva" ("rock rose" in English), which grows only on the best shale soils, conducive to the cultivation of the vine. Due to its location, not far from Pinhão, the vineyard enjoys a very good set of conditions within the Douro Valley's extremes of temperature and rainfall, as well as ferruginous and locally-altered, fractured soils of varying depths. The name Pinteivera comes from a combination of Pinhão and Esteivera.

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Wine Notes
Color
Clear, deep black with sustained crimson highlights
Aroma
Powerful, showing dark fruit at first, along with some "garrigue" and spicy notes. Aromas of fruit (cherries, prunes) macerated in "eau de vie" can also be detected. The whole is underpinned by mineral notes (graphite) that bring freshness.
Taste
Big and full on the palate supported by impressive velvety structure. There's flesh, weight and depth, all rounded off by an incredibly long finish. The dark fruit comes through again, giving a crisp sensation underpinned by nice mineral tautness.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Touriga Nacional
Appellation: 
Douro
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Vinification in small closed tanks. The vatting period is very long for dry Portuguese wines and lasts nearly four to five weeks in order to increase the degree of polymerization of the tannins. Only the free-run wine is used.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The wine is matured in 100% French oak barrels for 12 months.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
1,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Portugal

The Esteivera vineyard in the Douro Valley takes its name from the native shrub "Esteva" ("rock rose" in English), which grows only on the best shale soils, conducive to the cultivation of the vine. Due to its location, not far from Pinhão, the vineyard enjoys a very good set of conditions within the Douro Valley's extremes of temperature and rainfall, as well as ferruginous and locally-altered, fractured soils of varying depths. The name Pinteivera comes from a combination of Pinhão and Esteivera.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Clear, deep black with sustained crimson highlights
Aroma
Powerful, showing dark fruit at first, along with some "garrigue" and spicy notes. Aromas of fruit (cherries, prunes) macerated in "eau de vie" can also be detected. The whole is underpinned by mineral notes (graphite) that bring freshness.
Taste
Big and full on the palate supported by impressive velvety structure. There's flesh, weight and depth, all rounded off by an incredibly long finish. The dark fruit comes through again, giving a crisp sensation underpinned by nice mineral tautness.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Touriga Nacional
Appellation: 
Douro
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Vinification in small closed tanks. The vatting period is very long for dry Portuguese wines and lasts nearly four to five weeks in order to increase the degree of polymerization of the tannins. Only the free-run wine is used.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The wine is matured in 100% French oak barrels for 12 months.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Release Date:
Friday, March 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
1,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Portugal