Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserve White

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

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 Alberto Carneiro to illustrate this year’s label.

Awards

2014, Wines of Portugal Challenge – Premium Gold

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

The 2013 viticultural year was characterized by a cool and wet spring, followed by a dry summer with large diurnal temperatures, making for good maturation conditions and sound healthy grapes.

SOIL TYPE
Granite and schist origin with clay loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
18 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 months 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

Colour

Clear, straw with green tinges.

Aroma

Rich, intense, notes of peach and grapefruit, well integrated toasty notes.

Palate

Creamy and complex, well balanced, deeply fruity with minerality and a fresh and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

March 2014

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

7 g/l

pH

3.2

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.1 g/l