Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Telheiro Vineyard: Syrah

2012 2011 2010 2009

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 (certificate)

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
Light structure, clear colour, stony with little depth.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
12 years

Castas

Syrah

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

This wine began at Vinha do Telheiro, where, 12 years ago, Syrah was planted in pale, loamy, rocky and shallow soils.

This wine is only produced 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.

Enólogos

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Cor

Dense, deep red.

Aroma

Compact with notes of chocolate, eucalypt and roasted coffee beans.

Paladar

Dark berry fruits with solid tannins, good acid balance with long and persistent finish.

Formatos

750 ml

Engarrafamento

December 2011

Álcool/Volume

14.5 %

Acidez Total

6.41 g/l

pH

3.53

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

2 g/l