O Produtor, tasting note published in May 30th 2018
Concentrated ruby-looking color. Aroma that conveys some floral, in a complex and elegant set, where the notes of jam and some spices exalt the black pepper. On the palate the mouth feels the texture firm and structured, with long and intense finish.
An annual challenge for the winemakers to find four grape varieties from that harvest which, combined, show a complex and well balanced wine with distinctive character and flavour. Vinification / Maturation: Fermentation with temperature control (22º-25ºC) in marble lagares with foot treading, cement and stainless steel tanks. Aged for 6 months in cement tanks and french oak barrels, followed by 6 months in bottle before market release. Limited to existing stock. If the wine you have purchased runs out of stock, we will contact you to suggest a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.
Founded in 1973 by José Roquette and Joaquim Bandeira, Esporão is one of the most important wine companies in Portugal. Determinant in the national and international affirmation of the Alentejo, Esporão is also today an ambassador of Portuguese culture, developing its activity within the limits of sustainability and building close relationships with customers and consumers around the world. Esporão is present in the Alentejo region, where it produces wines as emblematic as Esporão Reserva and Monte Velho, as well as extra virgin olive oils. Integrated in the wineries is the Herdade do Esporão Wine Tourism. Continuing the Esporão project is Quinta dos Murças, owned in the Douro region, where terroir wines with the Esporão seal of guarantee are produced. Esporão sells its products in all kinds of shops and restaurants in more than 50 countries around the world. The holistic approach in adapting a wide range of innovative sustainable practices of Esporão has led to several national and international recognitions, such as the prestigious “Sustainability of the year award” in “The Drinks Business Green Awards 2013”. Esporão was also distinguished with the award at the “Green Project Awards 2013” for sustainable agricultural production practices and received an honourable mention for water, energy and waste reduction projects. In 2014, Esporão was included in Wine&Spirits’ “100 Best Producers of the Year” list and won the “European Business Awards for the Environment” in the “Products and Services” category.