Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserve Red 2011

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Red White

Wine Concept

The first wine made by Esporão in 1985. Made from estate grown grapes, shows the consistency and the rich, ripe fruit characters which are typical of the best Alentejo red wines.

We defied the plastic artist Felipe Oliveira Baptista to illustrate this year’s label.


2014, International Wines & Spirits Competition – Gold

2014, Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze

2014, San Diego International Wine Competition – Gold

2014, Tasted Journal – 89,5 points

2014, Mundus Vini – Gold Medal


Integrated Production (certified)

Damp, stormy weather during the Spring period resulted in a lower than average grape production. A mild summer with cool nights resulted in grapes of very high quality.

Clay loam soils with granite and schist mother rock.

15 years

Grape Varieties

Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinification / Maturation

Each variety hand picked and vinified separately, fermented in open tanks with robotic plunging and temperature control (22ºC – 25ºC), membrane pressed, malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Matured for 12 months in 70% American oak and 30% French oak barrels. Following bottling, the wine was aged for 12 months before market release.

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 Luís Patrão


Deep dark red colour.


Intense spicy aroma of mature red berry fruits with discrete oak complexity.


Compact, elegant, dense and creamy. Firm tannins offering structure for bottle maturation.


750 ml   ·   1,5 l   ·   3 l


March 2013


14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.9 g/l



Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.5 g/l