ESPORÃO PRIVATE SELECTION RED
This wine challenges the classic profile of the best Alentejo wines. Its personality and complexity results from the climatic conditions, the selection of the best estate grapes and the creativity of our winemakers.
An extremely dry year, with rainfall concentrated between December and February. The period from March to August was hotter than average, resulting in an early vintage. With these higher temperatures during the growing season, most grapes were picked in very ripe conditions resulting in rich wines with body and depth.
Soil Type: Granite/schist geology with clay/loam soils.
Average age of vines
Mainly Alicante Bouschet, Aragonês and Syrah.
Hand picked by variety, fruit selected on sorting table, destemming and crushing, fermentation with temperature control in small open tanks with foot treading ( 22- 25ºC), basket pressing, malolactic fermentation in new french oak barrels.
18 months barrel maturation and 18 months bottle maturation prior to bottle release.
Chemical Analyses Alcohol
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão.
Deep dense red colour.
Intense aromas of ripe red berry fruits with smokey notes.
Dense, compact palate with firm tannins, well structured, finishing long and with good persistence.