Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Monte Velho Red 2011

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Red White

Conceito do Vinho

With a distinctly Alentejo profile, this wine aims to transmit the uniqueness of the Alentejo and the quality of Herdade do Esporão wines to more people. Balanced and gastronomic, it is an excellent choice for a variety of occasions and consumers.

Agricultura

Integrated Production (certified)

Damp, stormy weather during the Spring period resulted in a lower than average grape production. A mild summer with cool nights resulted in grapes of very high quality.

SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist base, clay/loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
15 years

Castas

Aragonez, Castelão, Trincadeira

Vinificação / Estágio

Destemming, crushing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperature control, membrane pressing, controlled malolactic fermentation.

Ageing in stainless steel tanks and american oak barrels for 6 months prior to blending and bottling.

Mais Informações

Launched for the first time in 1992, its name comes from the monte located next to the Caridade reservoir, at Herdade do Esporão. At the time, the wine boasted the same origin and philosophy as Esporão Reserva but was created to reach more people and make daily wine consumption an experience.

Produced according to the region’s winegrowing tradition, the variety of grapes and vinification techniques demonstrate the character of the region from whence it comes: rich aromas, a smooth palate and an excellent gastronomic bent.

Made with grapes from throughout the region, it is the result of partnerships lasting over 15 years with suppliers from the different sub-regions, who use the same integrated production system as Esporão. These sustainable practices, which preclude the use of pesticides and herbicides, are crucial to soil quality and fertility, which provide the vineyard with natural protection that influences the quality of the wines.

Ever faithful to its roots, Monte Velho is the Alentejo in a glass, coming to represent a benchmark of the region in Portugal and the world over the years.

Enólogos

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Cor

Clear deep ruby colour.

Aroma

Berry fruit aromas with some complex subtle toasty notes.

Paladar

Elegant palate with good depth of fruit and a fine tannic structure.

Formatos

375 ml   ·   750 ml   ·   1,5 l   ·   3 l   ·   5 l

Engarrafamento

February 2012

Álcool/Volume

14 %

Acidez Total

6.36 g/l

pH

3.57

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

2.1 g/l