Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Colheita Red 2015

Red White

Agricultural Model Organic
Vine/Grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Franca
Soil Granite and schist
Tulip Shaped Concrete Tank 6 Months
Estate GRAPES 100% FROM ESPORÃO'S ESTATE

Wine Concept

A wine exclusively produced from organically grown grapes on the Esporão estate, expressing the tipicity of the vintage, the different soils where the vineyards are planted and the grapes’ varietal characters.

Agriculture

Vineyard certified in organic production.

A dry winter followed by above average temperatures in spring and summer, gave rise to an early start to the harvest. Although temperatures continued to be high, there was no extreme heat during the vintage, and the dry conditions were excellent for fruit quality, producing wines with intense, persistent, aromatic fruit.

SOIL TYPE
Granite and schist stone, clay loam soil

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
6 years old

Neighbouring parcels of Touriga Franca and Cabernet Sauvignon in the same vineyard.

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Franca

Vinification / Maturation

Cofermentation began in marble lagares, with foot treading and finishing in cement tanks, with temperature control 22-25ºC. Malo lactic fermentation and ageing occurred in the same cement tanks for 6 months, allowing for microoxidation and respect for the character of this unique wine.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Deep, concentrated ruby.

Aroma

Fresh red berry fruits with plum and blueberry notes.

Palate

Rich fruit flavours, elegant style, balanced and persistent. Dense fruit with Touriga Franca providing body and flavor, well supported by the structure and acidity of Cabernet Sauvignon. Together, these varieties provide a wine with vibrancy and a creamy texture, with persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

August 2016

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

7.1 g/l

pH

3.59

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.5 g/l