Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Colheita White 2016

Red White

DIRECT - TULIPS - IRREVERENT
Agricultural Model Organic
Vine/Grape varieties Antão Vaz
Soil Schist clay loam soil
Tulip Shaped Concrete Tank 4 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

Spring was cooler and wetter than previous years – ideal weather conditions for fungal diseases to affect the vines, which meant greater care in the vineyard to avoid problems with mildew. The lower temperatures led to a longer period of vegetative growth and, despite the hotter weather from July onwards, the harvest began 10 days later than usual. The warmer conditions continued throughout the vintage, grape quality was excellent and, despite the heat, sugar levels remained normal, with slightly lower acidity.

SOIL TYPE
Schist stone, clay loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
8 years old.

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz

Vinification / Maturation

The grapes, which were harvested on 3rd October, were partially fermented in concrete tanks. After fermentation, the wine was left on fine lees for 4 months, allowing for a unique type of micro-oxidation that respects and enhances the character of this wine.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves

Colour

Crystalline, straw-like with a greenish tinge.

Aroma

Citrus, particularly lemon, with hints of white fruit and green leaf.

Palate

Complex and slightly creamy, pure, rich, fresh with an intense and very persistent finish.

Formats

375 ml   ·   750 ml

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6 g/l

pH

3.21

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.3 g/l