Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Telheiro Vineyard: Syrah

2012 2011 2010 2009

Red

Wine Concept

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.

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certificate)

2011 has been recognised as a memorable year for all the winemaking regions in Portugal. Milder than normal temperatures in spring and summer lent our wines intensity, balance and freshness.

SOIL TYPE
Loamy texture, pale, stony and shallow.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
13 years

Grape Varieties

Syrah

Vinification / Maturation

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

12 months spent in American oak barrels, followed by 18 months in the bottle before release onto the market.

More Information

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.

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Opaque.

Palate

Ripe dark fruits with sinewy tannins and acidity that leads to a very long finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

May 2013

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.75 g/l

pH

3.52

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.7 g/l