Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Colheita White 2021

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Red White

CHARACTER - IRREVERENT - DETAIL
Modo de Produção Organic
Videira/Castas Antão Vaz, Viosinho, Alvarinho, Vermentino and others.
Solo schist rock with loamy clay structure
Túlipa Betão 4 months on fine lees
Herdade Grapes 100% from Herdade do Esporão

Wine Concept

Wine produced solely from grapes grown at Herdade do Esporão, under 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 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 TYPE
Derives from schist rock with loamy clay structure.

VINEYARD AGE
12 years.

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz, Viosinho, Vermentino

Vinification / Maturation

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

4 months on fine lees.

More Information

Wine Makers

Sandra Alves and João Ramos.

Colour

Clear, straw colour with greenish hues.

Aroma

Orange blossom with note of mature citrus and papaya.

Palate

Elegant, intense with a solid body, rich and persistent finish.

Sizes

750 ml

Bottling

March 2022

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6 g/l

pH

3.19

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.8 g/l