Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Andorinhos Vineyard: Petit Verdot Wine

2011 2008

Red

Wine Concept

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.

Agriculture

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

Grape Varieties

Petit Verdot

Vinification / Maturation

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.

More Information

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.

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Ruby flecks.

Palate

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

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

May 2013

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

7.11 g/l

pH

3.63