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Red Wine
Esporão
Colheita 2018, 75cl
Regional Alentejano

9,50
approx. £8.33

 14%

 2018-2023

 Serve at 16º-18º

 

O produtor, tasting note published in March 25th 2018

Clear appearance color, concentrated ruby ​​color. Black plum aroma and some fresh currant combined with nuances of white pepper and some green notes. Palate stands out from the silky and appealing texture, with the ripe fruit surrounded by mineral and earthy notes that give a pure character., vibrant and persistent.

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Esporão

Autumn and winter were colder and wetter than the previous year, with the highest levels of precipitation and the lowest temperatures between November and February. Even so, the temperature and precipitation have been within the average values ​​of the last 18 years. Spring had higher temperatures than in 2016, leading to the anticipation of phenological states. The hot and dry spring ensured the healthy development of the grapes. The beginning of summer started to be warmer than in 2016 (+ 2.0ºC) which led to an early onset of ripening. The months of August and September ended with cooler temperatures than in 2016, with the grapes ripening faster and rising sugar levels, resulting in fuller white wines with fruit notes. mature, and rich and concentrated red wines.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 102031

Esporão

Since it was founded in 1267, the boundaries of Herdade do Esporão have remained virtually unchanged, despite being the stage of bloody battles and heroic deeds over almost nine centuries. Soeiro Rodrigues, judge of the city of Évora, was the first of many owners, who included the Master of Santiago Rodrigues de Vasconcelos, Morgado D. Álvaro Mendes de Vasconcelos who built the Esporão Tower and the Counts of Alcáçovas, who kept the estate in the family until 1973, the year it was sold to José Roquette and Joaquim Bandeira.

In the centre of Herdade do Esporão, three historic monuments were constructed: the Esporão Tower, the Esporão Arch and the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Chapel, the latter related to intense and devout popular worship in the region that involves local people to form processions when the rains are late. The Esporão Tower, an assertive symbol in society and a demonstration of military strength, is one of the most important towers in the region, illustrating the transition for the medieval to the modern age in Portugal.

If a journey back in time in Herdade do Esporão leads to the Middle Ages, then the same thing in Herdade dos Perdigões, just five kilometres away, takes us back to Neolithic and Calcolithic times, between 4,500 and 2,000 years before Christ, when the region housed a residential and cerimonial complex covering 16 hectares. The quality of the finds and research has transformed the archaeological complex into a key site for recent European pre-history.

Address

Esporão S.A.

Av. do Restelo, nº 44
1400-315 Lisboa
Portugal