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.
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
Integrated Production (certified)
Granite/schist rock with clay/loam soil.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
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.
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.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Dark berry and stone fruits, subtle notes of tobacco and mocha.
Intense and concentrated, robust tannins, touch rustic, long finish.
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