Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Colheita White 2019

2019 2018 2017 2016

Red White

CHARACTER - IRREVERENT - DETAIL
Modo de Produção Organic
Videira/Castas Antão Vaz, Viosinho, Alvarinho & Others
Solo Schist clay loam soil
Túlipa Betão 4 months on fine lees
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 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.

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
Derives from schist rock with a loamy clay structure.

VINEYARD AGE
11 years

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 and 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 and intense with a slightly creamy texture, balanced with a fresh, rich and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

April 2020

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.26 g/l

pH

3.21

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.4 g/l