An annual challenge for the winemakers to find two grape varieties from that harvest which, combined, show a well balanced wine with distinctive character and flavour.
Spring had lower temperatures and higher humidity than in previous years – ideal climatic conditions for fungal diseases in the vines, implying increased care to avoid mildew attacks. The cooler temperatures at this time of year provided a longer period of vegetative growth and, despite the heat felt since July, the beginning of the harvest took place about 10 days later than usual. Warm temperatures continued throughout the harvest period, but the grapes arrived with excellent quality, with moderate sugar levels and acidity a little lower than the average of previous years.
Soil with granitic origin
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Paus Altos vine, at Herdade do Esporão
Transition granite/schist soils with a loamy texture
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Enoturismo vine, at Herdade do Esporão
Whole bunch pneumatic pressing, cold settling, temperature controlled stainless steel fermentation (14ºC), ageing on fine lees, stabilization, filtration.
David Baverstock and Sandra Alves
Crystal clear citric.
Mainly citric aromatics with grapefruit and floral notes.
Fresh, rich and full bodied with a light mineral touch and a long persistent finish.
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