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.
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.
Light structure, clear colour, stony with little depth.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Temperature controlled fermentation (28ºC) in small stainless steel tanks.
12 months ageing in American oak barrels. 12 months bottle ageing before market release.
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.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Dense, deep red.
Compact with notes of chocolate, eucalypt and roasted coffee beans.
Dark berry fruits with solid tannins, good acid balance with long and persistent finish.
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