Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Colheita Red 2021

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015

Red White

CHARACTER - IRREVERENT - DETAIL
Modo de Produção Organic
Videira/Castas Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Franca e Aragonez
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 2021 agricultural year was a rainy year. During the vegetative rest period (Autumn – Winter) precipitation values were higher than the average of the last 22 years, with temperatures remaining mild. These precipitation values led to the fact that, at the beginning of the vegetative cycle (Spring), practically all the soils had their water reserves completely reestablished. The budburst occurred earlier, and the higher temperatures observed during the Spring accelerated the vegetative development until flowering. In Summer, milder temperatures contributed to a regular development of the vegetative cycle, allowing maturation to take pace in a regular and balanced manner.  

SOIL GEOLOGY

Granite/schist origin, with loamy clay structure.

IDADE MÉDIA DAS VINHAS
14 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

Sandra Alves & João Ramos

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 April 2022

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.53 g/l

pH

3.62

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.4 g/l