Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Palmeiras Vineyard: Alicante Bouschet

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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.

Agricultura

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.

SOIL TYPE
Deep, dark colour, limestone origins, clay like texture.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
12 years

Castas

Alicante Bouschet

Vinificação / Estágio

Temperature controlled fermentation (28ºC) in small stainless steel tanks.

12 months ageing in American oak barrels, 12 months bottle ageing before 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.

Vinha

Palmeiras Vineyard

Enólogos

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Cor

Deep concentrated red.

Aroma

Complex aroma of dark berry fruits with notes of cigar box and leather.

Paladar

Rich fruit with robust tannins, well structured, long and persistent finish.

Formatos

750 ml

Engarrafamento

Maio de 2014

Álcool/Volume

15.5 %

Acidez Total

7.05 g/l

pH

3.53

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

2.6 g/l