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.
2013 had a rainy spring, followed by a dry summer with high temperatures during the day, offset by chilly evenings, allowing consistently ideal ripening of grapes.
The Palmeiras vineyard was planted in 1996 at Esporão’s Herdade dos Perdigões on a hill with deep, dark limestone-based soils with clay-like texture. The hill offers good sun exposure, while the vineyard’s good drainage allows the Alicante Bouschet grape variety to ripen evenly, producing concentrated and intense wines.
Deep, dark colour, limestone origins, clay-like texture.
Fermentation with controlled temperatures (28 ºC) in small stainless steel tanks.
12 months in a 5,000-litre, French oak vat, followed by 24 months in the bottle.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Deep, concentrated colour.
Complex varietal aroma with black plum, dark chocolate and slight leather notes.
The classic tannic structure is complemented by intense fruit and a long, spicy finish.