Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Reserva White 2015

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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 artist Pedro A.H. Paixão to illustrate this year’s label.

Reviews

2017, International Wine Challenge (IWC) – ‘Gold’ and ‘Alentejo White Trophy’

2016, Wine Enthusiast Wine&Ratings – 90 points, Editor’s Choice

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

A dry winter followed by above average temperatures in spring and summer, gave rise to an early start to the harvest. Although temperatures continued to be high, there was no extreme heat during the vintage, and the dry conditions were excellent for fruit quality, producing wines with intense, persistent, aromatic fruit.

SOIL TYPE
Granite and schist origin with clay loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
22 years

Grape Varieties

Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro

Vinification / Maturation

Destemming, must chilling, skin contact during membrane pressing, cold settling, controlled temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks and in new french and american oak barrels with extended lees contact.

Stainless steel and new 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 e Sandra Alves

Colour

Crystal clear, straw colour with green hues.

Aroma

White stone fruits with delicate spice, toast and mineral notes.

Palate

Creamy palate with volume and structure. Well balanced, nice fruit depth, long and complex finish.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

May and June 2016

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.5 g/l

pH

3.13

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l