The Esporão company was founded in 1973 by José Roquette and Joaquim Bandeira. Today, we are one of Portugal’s premier wine and olive oil producers, elevating the image and recognition of the country and the Alentejo, Douro and Vinho Verde regions exporting our products to over 50 countries. We are an ambassador of Portuguese culture, developing our activities within the boundaries of sustainability and the development of meaningful long term relationships with our clients and consumers worldwide.
ESPORÃO COLHEITA | WHITE | 2018 | DOC ALENTEJO
Wine produced solely from grapes grown at Herdade do Esporao, applying organic farming methods. Express the typical features of this vintage, diversity of the soil where the vines are planted, as well as the character and identity of the selected varieties.
Antao Vaz, Viosinho, Alvarinho +
Schist rock with loamy clay structure
Clear, straw colour with greenish hues.
Citrus partially fresh grapefruit, with some tropical fruit and notes of green leaf.
Partial fermented in concrete tanks. After fermentation, the wine was left on the fines lees for 4 months.
Complex with a slightly creamy texture, pure rich, fresh, with an intense and very persistent leaf.
This wine pairs nicely with strongly flavored fish dishes or poultry. We also recommend the regional cheese from Azeitão or with any other kind of soft cheese.
10ºC to 12ºC
After a dry and cold winter, a rainy spring followed restoring the proper moisture levels in the soil to initiate the vegetive cycle. The fact that temperatures in the spring, and until mid-summer, were milder than in previous years, somewhat delayed the entire cycle, but enabled good plant development. At the beginning of August, a heat wave that lasted five consecutive days, with temperatures above 43 degrees and strong gusts of wind, caused severe damage to the varieties that are more sensitive to this type of weather, leading to production losses. However, most of our vineyards, which are planted primarily with varieties better adapted to these conditions, ripened slowly and regularly, ideal to preserve the freshness and aromatic intensity of the white wines, and texture, concentration and complexity of the red wines.