Herdade Do Esporao Reserva White 2019
A classic wine obtained from grapes grown at Herdade do Esporão, which showcases the consistency and rich character typical of the best Alentejo wines.
After a dry and cold winter, an early rainy spring followed restoring soil moisture levels suitable for the beginning of the vegetative cycle. The fact that spring temperatures and even mid-summer temperatures were milder than in previous years led to a delay of the cycle but allowed for good plant development. In early August, a heat wave of five consecutive days, with temperatures exceeding 43 degrees and accompanied by strong gusts of wind, caused severe damage in varieties more sensitive to this type of conditions, leading to production losses. However, in most of our vineyards, where grape varieties are better adapted to these events, maturation occurred slowly and regularly thus preserving the freshness and aromatic intensity of white wines and the texture, concentration and complexity of red wines.
Vineyard with certified organic production.
Granite/schist base, with a loam/clay structure.
GRAPE VARIETIESAntão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro
VINIFICATION / MATURATION
Destemming, cold settling, skin maceration, pressing, must decantation, temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels.
6 months in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels, with ageing on fine lees.
Esporão Reserva was the first wine produced by Esporão, in 1985. It was born from our desire to produce the best wines in Alentejo. Over the years, it has been a wine that has led us to innovate, to grow, to look at our origins, to care about nature and see beyond. We have adopted sustainable agricultural practices, more recently we have converted all our vineyards to organic farming, built new wineries and traveled to other markets, taking Alentejo and Portugal to the world.
Art accompanies Esporão Reserva from the first moment. Every year we invite a new artist to illustrate our labels and each work tells a story that is completed within.
David Baverstock & Sandra Alves.
Crystal clear, light straw colour with green hues.
Grapefruit and white peach aromas with subtle toasty oak integration, fresh spicy and herbal notes.
Creamy, complex and balanced palate with elegant fruit and minerality, intense and persistent finish.