Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserva White 2020

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Red White

Wine Concept

A classic wine obtained exclusively from our organic grapes. The diversity of Herdade do Esporão, together with the different characteristics of the grape varieties, the soils, the maturity of the vines and the character of those who make this wine consistently over the years, results in a rich, intense but always harmonious wine.

Awards

Wine Spectator

Top 100 Best Value | 2017

Wine Enthusiast

90 pts / Editor’s Choice | 2019 | 2018 | 2015 | 2011

91 pts / Editor’s Choice | 2009

Agriculture

The agricultural year of 2020 registered temperatures slightly higher than the last 21 years, while the precipitation values were identical to the values registered in the same period. With a mild and rainy winter and spring, there was a good restoration of the water reserves in the vineyard, which resulted in a good vegetative growth in relation to 2019. The summer was very hot and dry, with very high temperatures in the month of July that translated in anticipation of the harvest in about 2 weeks compared to the previous year. The climatic conditions recorded in the painter-maturation period favored gradual maturation, which allowed for a selective harvest favoring the expression and quality of each variety.

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

VINEYARD AGE
15 to 25 years

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro

Vinification / Maturation

Destemming, cold settling, skin maceration, pressing, must decantation, temperature-controlled fermentation 70% of the batch in stainless steel tanks and 30% 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 & Sandra Alves

Colour

Crystal clear, light straw color with green hues.

Aroma

Grapefruit and white peach aromas with subtle notes of mint green complemented with white pepper and nutmeg.

Palate

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

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

July 2021

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

6.08 g/l

pH

3.2

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.1 g/l