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.
2014, Sommelier Wine Awards – Silver
2014, Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze
2014, Revista Paixão pelo Vinho – 17,5 points
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.
Lightly structured stony soils with good texture.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Fermented with temperature control (22ºC) in vinimatics.
12 months ageing in french oak barrels, followed by 12 months in bottle prior to market release.
Its roots go back to Badeco Vineyard, at Herdade do Esporão, in 1988 and is probably the oldest vineyard with this grape in the Alentejo region.
It is a wine that is only produced in exceptional years and the outcome of intense experimentation and collaboration between the winemaking and viticulture teams at Herdade do Esporão. 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.
The result of the continuous trials is the launch of such unique wines, each variety producing limited quantities.
Vinha do Badeco T28 – Herdade do Esporão
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Deep red with purple edges.
Complex violet and orange blossom, notes of toast and chocolate.
Great elegance, silky texture, long and persistent finish.
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