Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserva White 2017

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Red White

Wine Concept

A classic wine obtained from grapes grown at Herdade do Esporão, which showcases the consistency and rich character typical of the best Alentejo wines.

Awards

2018, Top 100 Best Values – Best Value Rich Whites category – Wine Spectator

Agriculture

From vineyards certified with organic production.

SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist base, with a loam/clay structure.

VINEYARD AGE
18 years old

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro

Vinification / Maturation

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

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

More Information

The first wine to be produced by Esporão in 1985. A classic wine made exclusively with grapes from Herdade do Esporão, it offers the consistency and personality typical of the unique terroir from whence it comes.

The viticulture employed involves integrated production methods which are based on rationalising natural resources and the use of natural regulation, thus contributing to sustainable agriculture that provides better-quality produce.

The grapes for this wine are hand-picked. For the red, they are vinified in small, temperature-controlled vats and, after being pressed, the wines age in American and French oak for 12 months. In the case of the white, the grapes are picked in the early, cooler hours of the morning, vinified separately and partially aged for 6 months on the lees in French and American oak barrels.

This is a wine for special occasions that combines the universal culture of wine and art, via the reproduction of original works of art on its labels.

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves

Colour

Clear, straw colour with greenish hue.

Aroma

Notes of yellow fruit, grapefruit and lemon, slightly toasted and with touches of spices, emphasising the aromatic freshness.

Palate

Creamy with structure and volume. Balanced and filled with fruit, with a long and intense finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

May 2018

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.2 g/l

pH

3.2

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.2 g/l