Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Canto do Zé Cruz: Aragonez

2014 2013 2007

Red

WINE CONCEPT

Produced from the grapes of the first vineyard planted in Herdade do Esporão in 1974, this wine expresses the unique characteristics of the Canto do Zé Cruz vineyard, of the Aragonez variety and the dedication of those who made it.

Agriculture

A cold and rainy winter, followed by a mild summer with wide variations in temperature, allowed the vines to mature well, resulting in balanced and intense wines.

Vineyard in integrated production mode, where the pruning system is Double Guyot, conducted in an upward vertical monoplane. The harvest is done by hand.

SOIL TYPE
Granite soils derived from intrusive, greyish, and sandy­ loam rocks.

VINEYARDS AGE
More than 40 years.

Grape Varieties

Aragonez

VINIFICATION / MATURATION

Harvested on September 30th, 2014. Fermented in marble lagares. Malolactic fermentation in cement tanks followed by 12 months aging in new French oak barrels.

MORE INFORMATION

Wine from the “Canto do Zé Cruz” where the vines are 35 years old. Produces grapes with intense colour and concentrated aromas. Early ripener with good yields producing wine with balanced alcohol and acidity and with excellent ageing potential.

WINE MAKERS

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves.

Colour

Deep garnet.

Aroma

Notes of red berries, blackberry jam accompanied by nuances of tobacco leaf and coffee bean.

Palate

lntense and vibrant, with solid and present tannins and a persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

September 2015

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.45 g/l

pH

3.55

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.1 g/l