Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserva Red 2020

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Red White

Wine Concept

The first wine made by Esporão in 1985. A classic obtained exclusively from our organic grapes. The diversity of Herdade do Esporão, together with the different characteristics of the grape varieties, the soils, the maturity of the vines and the character of those who make this wine consistently over the years, results in a rich, intense but always harmonious wine. Label illustrated by Abel Mota.


Robert Parker

90 pts | 2017 | 2010 | 2007

91  pts | 2016 | 2009

92 pts | 2011

Wine Enthusiast

91 pts | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

92 pts | 2014 | 2013 | 2010 | 2006

93 pts | 2019 | 2011

Wine Spectator

90 pts | 2014


The agricultural year of 2020 registered temperatures slightly higher than the last 21 years, while the precipitation values were identical to the values registered in the same period. With a mild and rainy winter and spring, there was a good restoration of the water reserves in the vineyard, which resulted in a good vegetative growth in relation to 2019. The summer was very hot and dry, with very high temperatures in the month of July that translated in anticipation of the harvest in about 2 weeks compared to the previous year. The climatic conditions recorded in the painter-maturation period favored gradual maturation, which allowed for a selective harvest favoring the expression and quality of each variety.

Granite/schist origin with clay/loam structure.

Average 20 years.

Grape Varieties

Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Syrah, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Franca

Vinification / Maturation

Each variety was vinified separately, destemmed, crushed, temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats, concrete tanks and small marble basins, pressed, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

12 months in American (60%) and French (40%) oak barrels. After bottling, the wine aged  at least 4 months in the bottle.

More Information

Esporão Reserva was the first wine produced by Esporão, in 1985. It was born from our desire to produce the best wines in Alentejo. Over the years, it has been a wine that has led us to innovate, to grow, to look at our origins, to care about nature and see beyond. We have adopted sustainable agricultural practices, more recently we have converted all our vineyards to organic farming, built new wineries and traveled to other markets, taking Alentejo and Portugal to the world.

Art accompanies Esporão Reserva from the first moment. Every year we invite a new artist to illustrate our labels and each work tells a story that is completed within.

Wine Makers

David Baverstock & Sandra Alves


Intense Ruby.


Blackberry aromas. cocoa, dark chocolate, licorice and a hint of black pepper.


Blackberry aromas. cocoa, dark chocolate, licorice and a hint of black pepper.


750 ml   ·   1,5 l   ·   3 l   ·   5 l


From May 2022


14 %

Total Acidity

6.49 g/l



Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.8 g/l