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.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
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.
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.
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.
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