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Esporão Private Selection - White Wine

D0405
2014
Semillon
Herdade do Esporão, Alentejo
750
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20,55 €
£18.09
Starting from: 6 units 20,15 €
£17.73
Starting from: 12 units 19,74 €
£17.37
ESPORÃO PRIVATE SELECTION WHITE

Philosophy
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.

Harvest Year
Damp, stormy weather during the Spring period resulted in a lower than average grape production. A mild summer with cool nights resulted in grapes of very high quality.

Viticulture
Soil Type
Granite and schist stone with clay loam soil.

Average age of vines: 12 years.

Grapes Varieties
Antão Vaz, Semillon.

Vinification
Whole bunch pressing following 24 hours in cold storage, cold settling, temperature controlled fermentation in new french oak barrels.

Maturation
6 month ageing on lees with some stirring.

Chemical Analyses Alcohol
14,5%

Wine makers
David Baverstock and Sandra Alves.

Colour
Cristal clear, straw colour.

Aroma
Complex mix of ripe exotic fruit and white chocolate with toasty oak notes.

Palate
Creamy, rich and elegant palate, well balanced and persistent with a firm acid finish.
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