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.
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.
Light and stony schist soil with loamy texture.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
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.
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.
Vinha do Badeco T28 – Herdade do Esporão
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Violets subtly wrapped in toasted oak notes.
Hints of spice, velvety mouthfeel and very long finish.