Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserva White 2021

2021 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

92 pts | 2020

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

91 pts / Editor’s Choice | 2009

Robert Parker

92 pts | 2016

Agriculture

Vineyard with certified organic farming.

O ano agrícola de 2021 foi um ano chuvoso. Durante o repouso vegetativo (Outono – Inverno) foram registados valores de precipitação mais elevados que a média dos últimos 22 anos, sendo que as temperaturas se mantiveram amenas. Estes valores de precipitação levaram a que, aquando do início do ciclo vegetativo (Primavera), praticamente todos os solos apresentassem as suas reservas hídricas completamente reestabelecidas. O abrolhamento ocorreu mais cedo, e as temperaturas mais altas verificadas durante a Primavera aceleraram o desenvolvimento vegetativo até à floração. No Verão as temperaturas mais amenas contribuíram para um desenvolvimento regular do ciclo vegetativo, permitindo que as maturações decorressem regulares e equilibradas.

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

VINEYARD AGE
16 to 26 years

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro

Vinification / Maturation

Destemming, cold settling, skin maceration, pressing, must decantation, temperature-controlled fermentation 75% of the batch in stainless steel tanks and 25% 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

Sandra Alves & João Ramos

Colour

Crystal clear, light straw color with green hues.

Aroma

Citrus notes with a predominance of tangerine and lemon. Mint notes complemented with white pepper and nutmeg.

Palate

Elegant and harmonious with balanced fruit and spices presence. Intense and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

From May 2022

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.5 g/l

pH

3.19

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.7 g/l