Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Private Selection White

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Red White

Wine Concept

This wine challenges the classic profile of the best Alentejo wines. Its personality and complexity results from the climatic conditions, the selection of the best estate grapes and the creativity of our winemakers.

We defied the plastic artist Filipe Oliveira Baptista to illustrate this year’s label.

Awards

2014, Decanter World Wine Awards – Commended

2014, Tasted Journal – 88 points

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certificate)

Excellent year for white wines in this region. Cooler than average spring and summer temperatures resulted in wines with intensity, freshness and balance.

SOIL TYPE
Granite and schist stone with clay loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
17 years

Grape Varieties

Semillon

Vinification / Maturation

Whole bunch pressing following 24 hours in cold storage, cold settling, temperature controlled fermentation in new french oak barrels.

6 month ageing on lees with some stirring.

More Information

Esporão Private Selection Red is an extension of Esporão Garrafeira Red, which was first launched in 1987. Initially, we simply chose the best barrels of Esporão Reserva; however, over time, we began to understand our vineyards better, naturally developing a selection of the finest plots at the Herdade. At the end of the 1990s, we built a winery exclusively for this wine, which became the focus of our attention. In 2001, Esporão Private Selection White was produced, which was designed to challenge the classic profile of great wines from the Alentejo.

Its solid structure, personality and complexity are the result of climactic conditions, the selection of the finest grapes from our terroir and our winemakers’ creativity. These are exclusive wines, made in small quantities for intense and intimate moments.

Every year we invite an artist to illustrate its labels, thus combining the Portuguese culture of winemaking with art.

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves

Colour

Crystal clear, straw colour.

Palate

Well balanced palate which is both elegant and unctuous, long persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

March 2013

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

7.8 g/l

pH

3.1

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.4 g/l