Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Vinha Canto do Zé Cruz: Aragonez

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

2011, Wine Enthusiast – 91 points

2010, International Wine Challenge – Bronze

2010, Wine Spectator – 83 points

2009, International Wine Challenge – Bronze

2009, Wine Enthusiast – 88 points

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist rock with clay/loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
35 years

Grape Varieties

Aragonez

Vinification / Maturation

Fermentation with temperature control (22ºC – 25ºC) in small stainless tanks with robotic plunging.

Aged for 12 months in new french and american oak barrels with a further 12 months in bottle prior to market release.

More Information

Wine from the “Canto do Zé Cruz” where the vines are 35 years old. Produces grapes with intense colour and concentrated aromas. Early ripener with good yields producing wine with balanced alcohol and acidity and with excellent ageing potential.

Vinyard

Canto do Zé Cruz, T015B

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Deep, dense red.

Palate

Intense and concentrated, velvety texture, robust tannins, long finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

December 20008

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

6.15 g/l

pH

3.6

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l