Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Colheita Red 2020

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Red White

CHARACTER - IRREVERENT - DETAIL
Modo de Produção Organic
Videira/Castas Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Touriga Franca, Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante Bouschet.
Solo Granite/schist origin, with loamy clay structure.
Túlipa Betão 6 months
Herdade GRAPES 100% FROM ESPORÃO'S ESTATE

Wine Concept

Wine with sense of place, intense, direct, and vibrant. 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.

Awards

Wine Spectator

Smart Buy | 2015

Agriculture

Vineyard with certified organic farming.

The agricultural year of 2020 registered temperatures slightly higher than the last 21 years, while the precipitation values were identical to the values registered in the same period. With a mild and rainy winter and spring, there was a good replenishment of the water reserves in the vineyard, which resulted in a good vegetative growth in relation to 2019. The summer was very hot and dry, with very high temperatures in the month of July that translated in anticipation of the harvest in about 2 weeks compared to the previous year. The climatic conditions recorded in the Véraison period favored gradual maturation, which allowed for a selective harvest favoring the expression and quality of each variety.

SOIL GEOLOGY

Vineyard with certified organic farming.
Soil Type: Granite/schist origin, with loamy clay structure.

IDADE MÉDIA DAS VINHAS
13 years.

Grape Varieties

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

Vinification / Maturation

Co-fermentation of the different varietals in concrete tanks, controlled temperatures (22 to 25ºC), following malolactic fermentation.

In concrete tanks for 6 months, with unique micro-oxygenation conditions provided by this type of tank aim to preserve the wine’s character, followed by minimum 4 months in the bottle.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock & Sandra Alves

Colour

Clear appearance, concentrated ruby color.

Aroma

Blueberries and spice notes.

Palate

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

Formats

750 ml   ·   5 l

Bottling

From November 2021

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.23 g/l

pH

3.6

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.8 g/l