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 PRIVATE SELECTION RED 2014 - DOC ALENTEJO

SKU: ESP/RED/PRI/14
S$115.00Price
  • Private Selection red is a continuation of Esporao Garrfeira red which was launched back in 1987, initially, this ine was a selection of the best barrels of Esporao reserve red, but in the time with a better understanding of our estate vineyards, evolve into a selection of the best vineyard parcels of several premium grape varieties. This has resulted in a wine with great fruit intensity and a powerful tannic structure, ensuring long term bottle ageing.

     

    Grape:

     

    Alicante Bouschet Aragonez, Syrah.

     

    Vintage:

     

    2014

     

    Appellation:

     

    DOC Alentejo

     

    Country:

     

    Portugal

     

    Soil:

     

    Schist rock Skeletal Soil

     

    Colour:

     

    Deep, dark red.

     

    Aroma:

     

    Mature dark berry fruits, complex tabaco, chocolate and toasty notes.

     

    Aging:

     

    Ageing was achieved with 30% new barrels and 70% 1 year old, all French oak. Aging took place for 18 months.

     

    Tasting Notes:

     

    Silky texture but equally compact, firm tannic structure to ensure persistence and longevity.

     

    Food Pairing:

     

    Great with game meats, spicy sweet Chinese food, blue cheese, cold cuts.

     

    Serving Temperature:

     

    16ºC to 18ºC

     

    Alcohol:

     

    14.5% Vol

     

    The year of 2014

    A moist winter followed by a mild summer with great thermal amplitudes, which allowed the vines to perform well, allowing wines to be more balanced and intense.

 
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