Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Badeco Vineyard: Touriga Nacional

2014 2011 2010 2008 2007

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.

Prémios

2012, Wine Enthusiast – 94 points

2011, Revista de Vinhos – Melhores de Portugal

2011, Paixão pelo Vinho – 17,3 points

2011, Essência do Vinho – 17 points

Agricultura

Integrated Production (certificate)

Temperatures and rainfall were normal and within the average values for the last 10 years. The summer, although very dry, had fairly low average temperatures which resulted in ideal grape maturation conditions.

SOIL TYPE
Lightly textured stony soils, schistous origin.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
20 years

Castas

Touriga Nacional

Vinificação / Estágio

Fermented with temperature control (22ºC) in vinimatics.

12 months ageing in new and used french oak barrels, followed by 12 months in bottle prior to market release.

Mais Informações

Its roots go back to Badeco Vineyard, at Herdade do Esporão, in 1988 and is probably the oldest vineyard with this grape in the Alentejo region.

It is a wine that is only produced in exceptional years and the outcome of intense experimentation and collaboration between the winemaking and viticulture teams at Herdade do Esporão. This involves the vinification of small blends of the same grape variety from different plots, in which the final goal is to understand and enhance the character of each grape associated with the type of soil and microclimate where it is grown.

The result of the continuous trials is the launch of such unique wines, each variety producing limited quantities.

Enólogos

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Cor

Deep violet colour.

Aroma

Floral orange blossom notes with complex blueberry and chocolate aromas.

Paladar

Elegant palate, silky texture, long and persistent finish.

Formatos

750 ml

Engarrafamento

December 2009

Álcool/Volume

14.5 %

Acidez Total

6 g/l

pH

3.52

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

2 g/l