Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserva White 2019

2020 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

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.

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