A classic wine obtained from grapes grown at Herdade do Esporão, which showcases the consistency and rich character typical of the best Alentejo wines.
2018, Top 100 Best Values – Best Value Rich Whites category – Wine Spectator
From vineyards certified with organic production.
Granite/schist base, with a loam/clay structure.
18 years old
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.
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.
David Baverstock and Sandra Alves
Clear, straw colour with greenish hue.
Notes of yellow fruit, grapefruit and lemon, slightly toasted and with touches of spices, emphasising the aromatic freshness.
Creamy with structure and volume. Balanced and filled with fruit, with a long and intense finish.
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