Produced using the Classic Method, this wine’s profile showcases the region’s fruit, in a rich and intense style.
2014, Wine Enthusiast – 84 points
A very dry winter and above the average temperatures in the spring and summer led to an early harvest. Despite the high temperatures, the heat was not extreme and weather during the harvest remained dry, enabling remarkable grape quality, which resulted in intense and persistent wines with fruity aromas.
Granite/schist origin, loamy clay structure.
Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks (13º to 15ºC), bottle fermentation followed by ageing on lees for 9 months until degórgement. Classic Method.
18 months in the bottle.
An experimental wine resulting from the restlessness of our winemakers, Herdade do Esporão’s espumante defies the laws established for the hot and sunny region of the Alentejo.
We created a sparkling wine with the necessary colour, aroma and body for this type of wine. Only produced in exceptional years, it is fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel vats (13 ºC a 15 ºC), followed by bottle fermentation and nine months on lees until “dégorgement” (classic method).
David Baverstock & Sandra Alves
Clear appearance, fine bubbles and a persistent cord.
Fine and complex, with notes of citrus confit and brioche.
Elegant and creamy, with touches of yellow fruit jam and a rich and persistent finish.
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