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Esporão Reserve - Red Wine

D0954
2013
Cabernet Sauvignon, Aragonez, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet.
Herdade do Esporão, Alentejo
750
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14,31 €
£12.59
Starting from: 6 units 14,03 €
£12.35
Starting from: 12 units 13,75 €
£12.10
Esporão Red Reserve

Philosophy
Classic wine style made from estate grown grapes that show the consistency and the rich, ripe character which is typical of the best Alentejo wines.

Harvest Year
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.

Viticulture
Soil Type
Clay loam soils with granite and schist mother rock.

Average age of vines
15 years.

Grapes Varieties
Aragonês, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet

Vinification
Each variety hand picked and vinified separately, fermented in open tanks with robotic plunging and temperature control (22-25ºC), membrane pressed, malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Maturation
Matured for 12 months in 70% American oak and 30% French oak barrels. Following bottling, the wine was aged for 12 months before market release.

Chemical Analyses Alcohol
14,5%

Wine makers
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão.

Colour
Clear,deep red colour.

Aroma
Intense spicy aroma of mature red berry fruits with discrete oaky notes.

Palate
Full bodied, compact and elegant with great balance. Firm tannins offering structure for bottle maturation.
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