Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserva White 2016

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Red White

Wine Concept

Classic wine style made from estate grown grapes that show the consistency and the rich, ripe character which is typical of the best Alentejo wines.

We have invited the architect and photographer Duarte Belo to illustrate this year’s label.


Spring had lower temperatures and higher humidity than in previous years – ideal climatic conditions for fungal diseases in the vines, implying increased care to avoid mildew attacks. The cooler temperatures at this time of year provided a longer period of vegetative growth and, despite the heat felt since July, the beginning of the harvest took place about 10 days later than usual. The hot weather continued throughout the harvest, fruit condition was excellent. Despite the heat, sugar levels were normal and acidities a little lower than normal.

Granite/schist, loam-clay structure

18 years old

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro

Vinification / Maturation

Destemming, cold settling, skin maceration, pressing, must decantation, fermentation with temperature control in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels on fine lees.

In stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels for 6 months.

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 and Sandra Alves


Crystalline, straw-like with green flecks.


Yellow fruit notes, grapefruit and lemon, spices, slightly toasted, some minerality that highlights aromatic freshness.


Creamy with structure and volume. Balanced, packed with fruit with a long and elegant finish.


750 ml


May 2017


13.5 %

Total Acidity

6 g/l



Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.8 g/l