O Produtor, tasting note published in July 25th 2016
Colour: Topaz with brown hues. Aroma: Complex, fruity aroma (dry fruits and nuts) with good spicy vanillan oak, lightly floral (dry flowers, gum cistus). Palate: Complex and developed, soft and nicely unctuose light body with persistent fruity and spicy notes.
Philosophy: Lourinha is one of the three demarcated areas in the world for brandy production, although much less recognised than Cognac and Armagnac. It was here that Magistra was conceived, thanks to the friendship between José Roquette and Carlos Melo Ribeiro, and out of respect for the traditions of wine distillation and the desire to create a superior high quality aged brandy spirit. The result is a fine, elegant, complex blended 15 year old brandy spirit. Truly exclusive and special.
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.