Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

MONTE VELHO ORGANIC red 2021

2021 2019

Red White

Wine Concept

Made slowly in the Alentejo and originating in the demarcated region of Reguengos de Monsaraz, it is a wine made from organically produced grapes, in poor, stony soils and in a continental climate, characterized by wide temperature ranges. Composed predominantly by Aragonez, Syrah and Touriga Nacional, it reveals the typical character of its origin. It is intense, with rich aromas, complex taste and excellent gastronomic aptitude. It’s a wine for all occasions.

Agriculture

Vineyards certified in Organic Production Mode.

The 2021 agricultural year was a rainy year. During the vegetative rest period (Autumn – Winter) precipitation values ​​were higher than the average of the last 22 years, with temperatures remaining mild. These precipitation values ​​led to the fact that, at the beginning of the vegetative cycle (Spring), practically all the soils had their water reserves completely reestablished. The budburst occurred earlier, and the higher temperatures observed during the spring accelerated the vegetative development until flowering. In summer, milder temperatures contributed to a regular development of the vegetative cycle, allowing maturation to take place in a regular and balanced manner.

SOIL GEOLOGY
Soil of granitic origin with a very clayey texture. Dark, deep soil with good drainage.

AVERAGE AGE OF WINES
15 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Syrah

Vinification / Maturation

Destemming, thermal shock, pressing, decanting the must, fermentation with controlled temperatures in stainless steel vats, centrifugation, stabilization, filtration.

More Information

Wine Makers

Sandra Alves & João Ramos.

Colour

Clean appearance, intense ruby colour

Aroma

Berries, cherries and blackberries.

Palate

In the mouth it is intense and consistent, with notes of ripe but fresh black fruit, elegant and persistent tannins, which are expressed in a long and expressive finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

Abril 2022

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

6.68 g/l

pH

3.58

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.6 g/l