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 Alberto Carneiro to illustrate this year’s label.
Integrated Production (certified)
The low winter rainfall contributed to a smaller than average grape harvest with deeply concentrated high quality wines.
Clay loam soils with granite and schist mother rock.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
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 at least 8 months before market release.
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.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Dense deep red.
Complex spicy aroma of dark berry fruits, with notes of toasty vanillan.
Firm and well structured with dense fruit. Fruit is still youthful, with supporting tannins that will provide ageing potential.