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Esporão Petit Verdot - Red Wine

D5096
2011
Petit Verdot
Herdade do Esporão, Alentejo
750
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30,09 €
£26.48
Starting from: 6 units 29,49 €
£25.95
Starting from: 12 units 28,89 €
£25.43
Esporão Petit Verdot

Philosophy
Wines that are 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.

Harvest Year
Temperatures and rainfall were normal and within the average values for the last 10 years. The summer, although very dry, had fairly low average temperatures which resulted in ideal grape maturation conditions.

Viticulture
Soil Type: Loamy soil with schistous outcrops. Average age of vines: 10years.

Grapes Varieties
Petit Verdot.

Vinification
Controlled temperature fermentation (24ºC) in small stainless steel tanks.

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

Chemical Analyses Álcool / Volume
14,5%

Wine makers
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão.

Colour
Deep violet.

Aroma
Complex aroma with notes of mint, earth, cigar box, and a touch of leather.

Palate
Firm and well structured palate, elegant, good acidity, excellent ageing potential.
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