Herdade do Esporão
A wine for all occasions. The profile is balanced and gastronomic, highlighting the best aromas and flavours of Alentejo grapes.
Excellent year for red wines in this region. The low winter rainfall contributed to a smaller than average grape harvest with deeply concentrated high quality wines.
Soil Type: Granite/schist base, clay/loam soil.
Average age of vines: 15 years.
Aragonês, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional, Syrah
Destemming, crushing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperature control, membrane pressing, controlled malolactic fermentation, ageing in stainless steel tanks and american oak barrels for 6 months prior to blending and bottling.
Total Acidity: 6,86 g/l
Reducing Sugar: 1,7 g/l
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão.
Clear deep ruby colour.
Berry fruit aromas with some complex subtle toasty notes.
Elegant palate with good depth of fruit and a fine tannic structure.
Ideal Consumption Date:
375 ml, 750 ml, 1,5 L, 3 L, 5 L.
Monte Velho Red 2009 – Wine Spectator 2011 – 88 points (Best Value);
Monte Velho Red 2010 – San Franscisco Wine competition 2011 – Silver.
Monte Velho White