Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Sparkling Wine

2015 2013 2012

White

Conceito do Vinho

Produced by the Classic Method and exhibiting an Alentejo profile of ripe fruit and body, rich and intense.

Agricultura

Integrated Production (certificate)

The 2013 viticultural year was characterized by a cool and wet spring, followed by a dry summer with large diurnal temperatures, making for good maturation conditions and sound healthy grapes.

SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist origin, clay-loam structure.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
8 years

Castas

Antão Vaz, Arinto

Vinificação / Estágio

Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks (13ºC to 15ºC), bottle fermentation, 9 month ageing on lees before degorgement. Classic method.

9 months in bottle.

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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).

Enólogos

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves

Cor

Clear with a fine and persistent bead.

Aroma

Complex aroma with finesse, fresh biscuit notes.

Paladar

Elegant and intense, citric flavours, rich and well balanced with a long finish.

Formatos

750 ml

Engarrafamento

January 2014

Álcool/Volume

12.5 %

Acidez Total

7.2 g/l

pH

3.1

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

2 g/l