Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Monte Velho Red 2014

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Red White

Wine Concept

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.

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
Complex. Mostly of a granite and schist nature, with a clay loam texture.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
15 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Syrah, Trincadeira

Vinification / Maturation

Destemming, crushing, primary fermentation in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks, pressing, malolatic fermentation.

6 month ageing in tanks and in american oak.

More Information

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.

Colour

Clear bright ruby red.

Palate

Intense and well balanced, good fruit density and well structured tannins.

Formats

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

Bottling

February to June 2015

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.6 g/l

pH

3.55

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.2 g/l