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 João Queiroz to illustrate this year’s label.

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

A damp winter followed by a mild summer with high diurnal temperature variations, allowing for a long, even maturation, with good fruit intensity and balancing acidity.

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

Estate white winery built in 2002. 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.

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

Colour

Crystal clear straw with green tones.

Aroma

Rich and intense with notes of orange and peach, well integrated with subtle toasty oak.

Palate

Creamy texture, well balanced, good fruit depth, minerality, long, complex and fresh finish.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

April and May 2015

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

7 g/l

pH

3.16

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l