Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserva White 2019

2019 2018 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.

Agriculture

The 2019 agricultural year recorded temperatures corresponding to the average for the last 20 years, while the recorded rainfall values were below the average values for the same period. ln the spring and up until the beginning of the summer, temperatures were higher than in 2018, which led to a considerable advance in the phenology of the vine, translating into the anticipation of the harvest in about 2 weeks, compared to 2018. The summer registered lower temperatures in the veraison phase, promoting a constant and homogeneous ripening process, ideal conditions for raw material of excellent quality.

Vineyard with certified organic farming.

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

VINEYARD AGE
20 years.

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.

Six months in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels, with ageing on fine lees.

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

Crystal clear, light straw color with green hues.

Aroma

Grapefruit and white peach aromas with subtle toasty oak integration, fresh spicy and herbal notes.

Palate

Creamy and elegant with balanced fruit and spices presence. Intense and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

June 2020

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

5.96 g/l

pH

3.16

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.4 g/l