Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Andorinhos Vineyard: Petit Verdot Wine

2011 2008

Red

Conceito do Vinho

Wines produced only in exceptional years. Made from singular grape parcels from the estate vineyards that express the unique potential and character of the individual grape variety.

Agricultura

Integrated Production (certificate)

2011 has been recognised as a memorable year for all the winemaking regions in Portugal. Milder than normal temperatures in spring and summer lent our wines intensity, balance and freshness.

SOIL TYPE
Loamy texture, very stony with surface shale.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
11 years

Castas

Petit Verdot

Vinificação / Estágio

Temperature controlled fermentation (28ºC) in small stainless steel tanks.

12 months spent in French oak barrels, followed by 18 months in the bottle before release onto the market.

Mais Informações

Wine made from Petit Verdot grapes grown on the “Andorinhos” Vineyard. Late season ripener with low yields. Produces wines which surprise for their strong aromatic personality and great potential for bottle ageing.

Enólogos

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Cor

Ruby flecks.

Aroma

Complex aroma of the grape, reminiscent of the forest, moss and dry leaves.

Paladar

Remarkably elegant with lively acidity that lends great freshness. Long and persistent finish.

Formatos

750 ml

Engarrafamento

May 2013

Álcool/Volume

14.5 %

Acidez Total

7.11 g/l

pH

3.63

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

2.1 g/l