Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Badeco Vineyard: Touriga Nacional

2011 2010 2008 2007

Red

Wine Concept

These wines produced only in exceptional years, from unique plots at Herdade do Esporão, which express the true potential and original 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
Light and stony schist soil with loamy texture.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
26 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional

Vinification / Maturation

Temperature controlled fermentation (22ºC) in roto-fermentation tanks.

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

More Information

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.

Vinyard

Vinha do Badeco T28 – Herdade do Esporão

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Intense violet.

Palate

Hints of spice, velvety mouthfeel and very long finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

May 2013

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.49 g/l

pH

3.6

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.8 g/l