Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Badeco Vineyard: Touriga Nacional

2011 2010 2008 2007

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.

Awards

2014, Sommelier Wine Awards – Silver

2014, Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze

2014, Revista Paixão pelo Vinho – 17,5 points

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
Lightly structured stony soils with good texture.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
25 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional

Vinification / Maturation

Fermented with temperature control (22ºC) in vinimatics.

12 months ageing in french oak barrels, followed by 12 months in bottle prior to market release.

More Information

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.

Vinyard

Vinha do Badeco T28 – Herdade do Esporão

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Deep red with purple edges.

Palate

Great elegance, silky texture, long and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

December 2011

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.08 g/l

pH

3.5

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l