Herdade do Esporao Alentejo Reserva 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Herdade do Esporao Alentejo Reserva 2018
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Herdade do Esporao Alentejo Reserva 2018


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Category Red Wine
Region Portugal, Alentejo
Brand Herdade do Esporao

Esporão Reserva was the first wine produced by Esporão, in 1985. It was born from the winery's desire to produce the best wines in Alentejo. Over the years, it has been a wine that has led them to innovate, to grow, to look at their origins, to care about nature and see beyond. Esporão has adopted sustainable agricultural practices, more recently converting all estate 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 a new artist is invited to illustrate the labels and each work tells a story that is completed within. Esporão Reserva is made from grapes grown on soils of granite/schist origin with clay/loam structure, 18 year vines. A blend of Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Trincadeira and Touriga Franca, as well as international varieties Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each variety harvested separately, destemmed, crushed, temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats, concrete tanks and small marble basins, pressed, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Aged 12 months in American (60%) and French (40%) oak barrels. After bottling, the wine aged 8 months in the bottle. 

Look for aromas of black fruit jam with spices (black pepper, cloves) combined with notes of coffee, berries and cigar. The full-bodied palate has mouth-filling, complex flavors of blackberry, spices and dark chocolate and a full, long finish. We recommend this for lovers of Italian, Spanish, Rhône and even Cabernet Sauvignon.  



Red

White

Rosé

Sparkling

Kosher

Organic

No Sulfites Added

Biodynamic  

  Sustainable

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