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 Filipe Oliveira Baptista to illustrate this year’s label.


2014, San Diego International Wine Competition – Gold

2014, Tasted Journal – 87 points

2013, Revista de Vinhos – Best Buy

2013, Confraria dos Enófilos – Gold

2013, Vinhos de Portugal – Bronze


Integrated Production (certificate)

Excellent year for white wines in this region. Cooler than average spring and summer temperatures resulted in wines with intensity, freshness and balance.

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.

In stainless steel tanks and in new french and american oak barrels for 6 months.

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


Crystal clear, straw colour with green tones.


Rich and complex aromas with fruity notes of peach and tangerine and subtle barrel toast.


Creamy, well balanced palate, good depth of ripe fruit but with elegance and minerality, finishes long and fresh.


750 ml


March 2013


14 %

Total Acidity

6.9 g/l



Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.7 g/l