Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Torre do Esporão 2007

2011 2007

Red

Wine Concept

This wine is the result of small and immeasurable details which combine to express the originality of its terroir.

Awards

2012, Robert Parker – 95 pontos

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

The year 2007 is one of the best years of the last decade and was characterized by a very cool spring, which allowed a slow and gradual maturation of the grapes. The harvest took place also with mild temperatures, which resulted in a better development of aromas and flavors.

SOIL TYPE
Granite and schist geology with clay loam soils.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
20 years

Grape Varieties

Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Syrah

Vinification / Maturation

Hand picked into plastic crates, bunch sorting, fermentation in open lagares with submerged cap and temperature control (22 -25ºC), basket pressing, malolactic fermentation.

18 months ageing in new oak barrels. 3 years bottle ageing before market release.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Dark, dense, almost opaque.

Aroma

Austere aromas of dark stone fruits, grafite notes.

Palate

Solid and compact palate, fine tannins, firm and muscular with great character, long finish.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

June 2009

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.53 g/l

pH

3.57

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l