Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

ESPORÃO COLHEITA WHITE 2020

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Red White

CHARACTER - IRREVERENT - DETAIL
Modo de Produção Organic
Videira/Castas Antão Vaz, Viosinho, Alvarinho e outras.
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.

Temperatures in 2020 were slightly higher than the average of the last 21 years, while rainfall was identical to the values recorded in the same period. Winter and spring were mild and rainy, allowing a healthy replenishment of the vines’ water reserves, which resulted in good vegetative growth compared with 2019. The summer was very hot and dry, presenting extremely high temperatures in July and leading us to begin the harvest around 2 weeks earlier than in 2019. The weather conditions in the veraison phase led to gradual ripening, which enabled a selective harvest that favored the expression and quality of each grape variety.

GEOLOGIA DO SOLO
Derivados de rochas xistentas, estrutura franco-argilosa.

IDADE DAS VINHAS
11 anos

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.

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

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

March 2021.

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

6.53 g/l

pH

3.18

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.7 g/l