Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Colheita Red 2019

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Red White

CHARACTER - IRREVERENT - DETAIL
Modo de Produção Organic
Videira/Castas Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Franca and Aragonez
Solo Granite and Schist
Túlipa Betão 6 Months
Herdade Grapes 100% from Esporão's estate

Wine Concept

Wine produced solely from grapes grown at Herdade do Esporão, applying organic farming methods. Expresses the typical features of the vintage year, diversity of the soil where the vines are planted, as well as the character and identity of the selected varieties.

Agriculture

Vineyard with certified organic farming.

The 2019 agricultural year recorded temperatures corresponding to the average for the last 20 years, while the recorded rainfall values were below the average values for the same period. In the spring and up until the beginning of the summer, temperatures were higher than in 2018, which led to a considerable advance in the phenology of the vine, translating into the anticipation of the harvest in about 2 weeks, compared to 2018. The summer registered lower temperatures in the veraison phase, promoting a constant and homogeneous ripening process, ideal conditions for raw material of excellent quality.

SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist origin, with loamy clay structure.

AVERAGE VINEYARDS AGE
12 years.

Grape Varieties

Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Franca

Vinification / Maturation

Co-fermentation of the grapes began in the wine presses, with foot treading at controlled temperatures (22 to 25ºC), finishing in concrete tanks.

Following malolactic fermentation, aging took place in the same concrete tanks for 6 months. The unique micro-oxygenation conditions provided by this type of tank aim to preserve the wine’s character.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves.

Colour

Clear appearance, concentrated ruby color.

Aroma

Notes of ripe red fruits and some blackberry jam. Presence of slightly herbaceous and spice notes.

Palate

Fresh and balanced, with a silky and appealing texture, where ripe fruit predominates with an elegant and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml   ·   5 l

Bottling

April 2020

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.50 g/l

pH

3.57

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.6 g/l