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.
2014, Sommelier Wine Awards – Bronze
Integrated Production (certified)
This harvest was characterized by a rainy winter, followed by a long and mild summer. These cooler summer temperatures allowed for ideal grape maturation conditions.
Deep, dark colour, limestone origins, clay like texture.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Temperature controlled fermentation (28ºC) in small stainless steel tanks.
12 months aging in American oak barrels, 12 months bottle ageing before 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
Deep concentrated red.
Full bodied, with firm tannins providing balance and structure. Long and persistent finish.
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