Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserve White

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Red White

Wine Concept

This was the first wine produced by Esporão in 1985. Classic wine style made from estate grown grapes that show the consistency and the rich, ripe character which is typical of the best Alentejo wines.

We defied the plastic artist Lourdes de Castro to illustrate this year’s label.


2013, Revista Wine – Sommeliers Brasil – 38,4 points

2013, 50 Best Portuguese wines – UK

2013, International Wine Challenge – Gold

2013, Concours Mondial Bruxelles – Silver

2012, Concour Mondial Bruxelles – 82,88 points

2012, Revista de Vinhos – Best buy


Integrated Production (certificate)

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.

Granite and schist origin with clay loam soil.

17 years

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz, Arinto, Semillon, Roupeiro

Vinification / Maturation

Destemming, must chilling, skin contact, membrane pressing, 24 hour cold settling, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks and in new french and american oak barrels.

6 month 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 and Sandra Alves


Clear, pale straw with green hues.


Intense aromas of ripe tangerine and apricot with subtle notes of toast and smoke from barrel fermentation.


Complex, creamy, well balanced palate showing full fruit flavours and mineral notes with a long and fresh finish.


750 ml


March 2012


14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.7 g/l



Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.7 g/l