Esporão Red Reserve
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.
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.
Clay loam soils with granite and schist mother rock.
Average age of vines
Aragonês, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet
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.
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
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão.
Clear,deep red colour.
Intense spicy aroma of mature red berry fruits with discrete oaky notes.
Full bodied, compact and elegant with great balance. Firm tannins offering structure for bottle maturation.