Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

MONTE VELHO BIO

Red

Wine Concept

A wine for every occasion. With a balanced and gastronomic profile, offering the best aromas and flavours of the Reguengos de Monsaraz subregion, in the heart of Alentejo.

Agriculture

The 2019 agricultural year registered temperatures within the average of the last 20 years, while rainfall was below the average values for the same period.

Between spring and early summer, the temperatures were higher than in 2018, leading to the vines’ considerable phenological development, which resulted in the harvest beginning 2 weeks earlier than the previous year.

The summer registered lower temperatures in the veraison phase, fostering a constant and homogenous evolution during ripening, the ideal conditions to produce a raw material with excellent quality.

SOIL GEOLOGY
Granitic / schistous nature, clay-loam structure.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS
12 years.

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Trincadeira, Touriga Franca

Vinification / Maturation

Picking, destemming, crushing, temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation (22 to 25oC) in stainless steel tanks, pressing followed by malolactic fermentation.

Minimum stage of three months in stainless steel tanks.

More Information

Monte Velho Biológico, a limited edition of Monte Velho Tinto, produced with grapes originating from vineyards certified in organic production, planted in soils of enormous variability and low fertility, with a predominance of granites, shales and their derivatives.

Vineyard

Vineyards with Certified Organic Production.
Extremely variable soils with low fertility, predominantly granite, schist and derivatives of these.

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves

Colour

Clear appearance, intense ruby colour.

Aroma

Wild berries and blackberries, with a hint of moss and green pepper.

Palate

Intense, solid and consistent on the palate, with notes of ripe, yet fresh, black fruit. Polished and persistent tannins that convey a long and expressive finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

2020

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.53 g/l

pH

3.6

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.5 g/l