Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Palmeiras Vineyard: Alicante Bouschet

2013 2012 2010 2009 2008 2007

Red

Conceito do Vinho

Wines produced only in exceptional years. Made from singular grape parcels from the estate vineyards that express the unique potential and character of the individual grape variety.

Prémios

2012, Wine Enthusiast – 90 points

2011, Wine Enthusiast – 88 points

2010, Wine Spectator – 85 points

2010, Wine Enthusiast – 88 points

2010, International Wine Challenge – Silver

2009, International Wine Challenge – Gold

2009, Wine Entusiast – 88 points

Agricultura

Integrated Production (certified)

SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist rock with clay/loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
10 years

Castas

Alicante Bouschet

Vinificação / Estágio

Fermentation with temperature control (28ºC) in small stainless steel tanks.

Aged for 12 months in American oak barrels, followed by 12 months in bottle prior to market release.

Mais Informações

Originating from Vinha das Palmeiras, at Herdade dos Perdigões, where Alicante Bouschet was first planted 10 years ago, this wine is consistently produced.

It is only made in exceptional years and the result of intense experimentation and collaboration between Herdade do Esporão’s winemaking and viticulture teams. This involves the vinification of small blends of the same grape variety from different plots, in which the final goal is to understand and enhance the character of each grape associated with the type of soil and microclimate where it is grown.

The result of these continuous trials is the launch of these unique wines, each variety producing limited quantities.

Enólogos

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Cor

Deep, opaque.

Aroma

Dark berry and stone fruits, subtle notes of tobacco and mocha.

Paladar

Intense and concentrated, robust tannins, touch rustic, long finish.

Formatos

750 ml

Engarrafamento

December 2008

Álcool/Volume

14.5 %

Acidez Total

6.38 g/l

pH

6.63

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

3 g/l