Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Monte Velho Rosé 2020

Red White Rose

Wine Concept

A wine for every occasion. Featuring a balanced and gastronomic profile, this wine showcases the best aromas and flavours of Alentejo grapes.

Agriculture

Temperatures in 2020 were slightly higher than the average of the last 21 years, while rainfall was identical to the values recorded in the same period. Winter and spring were mild and rainy, allowing a healthy replenishment of the vines’ water reserves, which resulted in good vegetative growth compared with 2019. The summer was very hot and dry, presenting extremely high temperatures in July and leading us to begin the harvest around 2 weeks earlier than in 2019. The weather conditions in the veraison phase led to gradual ripening, which enabled a selective harvest that favored the expression and quality of each grape variety.

SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist origin with clay/loam structure.

AVERAGE VINEYARDS AGE
18 years.

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Syrah, Trincadeira, Tinta Caiada

Vinification / Maturation

Destemming, must chilling, brief skin maceration, pressing, temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks, centrifugation, stabilisation and filtration.

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.

Wine Makers

Sandra Alves

Colour

Limpid, salmon colour.

Aroma

Notes of fresh red berries, pomegranate and raspberries, some green tea and vegetable touches.

Palate

Intense, fresh and elegant, with a persistent and balanced finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

January 2021

Alcohol/Volume

12.5 %

Total Acidity

6.95 g/l

pH

3.32