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.
2014, Wines of Portugal Challenge – Premium Gold
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.
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 months ageing on fine lees.
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.
David Baverstock and Sandra Alves
Clear, straw with green tinges.
Rich, intense, notes of peach and grapefruit, well integrated toasty notes.
Creamy and complex, well balanced, deeply fruity with minerality and a fresh and persistent finish.