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)

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
Loamy texture, pale, stony and shallow

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
14 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.

Vinyard

Telheiro Vineyard

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Opaque.

Aroma

Lifted red berry fruits with notes of toast and mocha.

Palate

Creamy fruit, well textured, mature tannins, persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

May 2014

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.85 g/l

pH

3.62

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.6 g/l