Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Colheita White 2018

2018 2017 2016

Red White

Character - IRREVERENT - Detail
Agricultural Model Organic
Vine/Grape varieties Antão Vaz, Viosinho, Alvarinho & Others
Soil Schist clay loam soil
Tulip Shaped Concrete Tank 4 months
Estate 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 this vintage, 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 production.

After a dry and cold winter, a rainy spring followed, restoring the proper moisture levels in the soil to initiate the vegetative cycle. The fact that temperatures in the spring, and until mid-summer, were milder than in previous years, somewhat delayed the entire cycle, but enabled good plant development. At the beginning of August, a heat wave that lasted five consecutive days, with temperatures above 43 degrees and strong gusts of wind, caused severe damage to the varieties that are more sensitive to this type of weather, leading to production losses. However, most of our vineyards, which are planted primarily with varieties better adapted to these conditions, ripened slowly and regularly, ideal to preserve the freshness and aromatic intensity of the white wines, and texture, concentration and complexity of the red wines.

SOIL TYPE

Derives from schist rock, with a loamy clay structure.

VINEYARD AGE

10 years old.

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz, Viosinho

Vinification / Maturation

The grapes were partially fermented in concrete tanks. After fermentation, the wine was left on the fine lees for 4 months, creating a unique type of micro-oxygenation that respects and enhances the wine’s character.

4 months on fine lees.

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Wine Makers

David Baverstock & Sandra Alves

Colour

Clear, straw colour with greenish hues.

Aroma

Citrus, particularly fresh grapefruit, with some tropical fruit and notes of green leaf.

Palate

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

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

February 2019

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6 g/l

pH

3.2

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.3 g/l