Esporão Red Reserve
Herdade do Esporão
Classic wine style made from estate grown grapes that shows the consistency and the rich, ripe fruit characters which are typical of the best Alentejo red wines.
Damp, stormy weather during the Spring period resulted in a lower than average grape production. A mild summer with cool nights resulted in grapes of very high quality.
Soil Type: Clay loam soils with granite and schist mother rock.
Average age of vines: 15 years.
Aragonês, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet.
Each variety hand picked and vinified separately, fermented in open tanks with robotic plunging and temperature control (22-25ºC), membrane pressed, malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Matured for 12 months in 70% American oak and 30% French oak barrels. Following bottling, the wine was aged for 12 months before market release.
Total Acidity: 6,90 g/l
Reducing Sugar: 2,5 g/l
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão.
Deep dark red colour.
Intense spicy aroma of mature red berry fruits with discrete oak complexity.
Compact, elegant, dense and creamy. Firm tannins offering structure for bottle maturation.
Ideal Consumption Date:
750 ml, 1,5 L, 3 L.
Esporão Reserva Red 1993 –International wine challenge 1997 – Expovina – Gold;
Esporão Red 1997 - Concours Internationel des Vins 2000 - Gold;
Esporão Reserva Red 2002 - Internationale Wein-Prämierung 2005
– Gold - Expovina;
Esporão Reserva Red 2004 - Wijn van het jaar - Proefschrift Wijnconcours/Holanda – Best Red 2008 <20€;
Esporão Reserva Red 2004 - Wine Competition Lithuania 2010 - Gold;
Esporão Reserva Red 2005 - 4º Alentejo Bottled Wine Contest – 1st prize;
Esporão Reserva Red 2006 - Wine Entusiast 2009 - 92 points
- Cellar Selection;
Esporão Reserva Red 2006 - Wine Enthusiast 2010 - 92 points.
Esporão White Reserve