Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserve Red

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Red White

Conceito do Vinho

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 João Queiroz to illustrate this year’s label.

Agricultura

Integrated Production (certified)

An excellent year for red wines in our region. Lower than average rainfall contributed to a smaller crop with high quality, concentrated grapes.

SOIL TYPE
Clay loam soils with granite and schist mother rock.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
15 years

Castas

Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinificação / Estágio

Each variety handpicked 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.

Mais Informações

The first wine to be produced by Esporão in 1985. A classic wine made exclusively with grapes from Herdade do Esporão, it offers the consistency and personality typical of the unique terroir from whence it comes.

The viticulture employed involves integrated production methods which are based on rationalising natural resources and the use of natural regulation, thus contributing to sustainable agriculture that provides better-quality produce.

The grapes for this wine are hand-picked. For the red, they are vinified in small, temperature-controlled vats and, after being pressed, the wines age in American and French oak for 12 months. In the case of the white, the grapes are picked in the early, cooler hours of the morning, vinified separately and partially aged for 6 months on the lees in French and American oak barrels.

This is a wine for special occasions that combines the universal culture of wine and art, via the reproduction of original works of art on its labels.

Enólogos

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Cor

Deep, dark red, opaque centre.

Aroma

Focused dark berry fruits with toasty notes.

Paladar

Full bodied, textured palate, well structured tannins. Solid and dense with great potential for bottle maturation.

Formatos

750 ml   ·   1,5 l   ·   3 l

Engarrafamento

March 2015

Álcool/Volume

14.5 %

Acidez Total

6.46 g/l

pH

3.52

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

2 g/l