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 RESERVA | RED | 2017 | DOC ALENTEJO
The first wine made by Esporao in 1985. Obtained from rich character typical of the best Alentejo wines. Label illustrated by Antonio Poppe
Aragonez, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet
Crystalline appearance, straw colour with greenish reflections.
Notes of yellow fruit, grapefruit and lemon, with spices notes and a light toast that accentuates the aromatic freshness.
Following malolactic fermentation, ageing took place in the same concrete tanks for 6 months. The unique micro-oxygenation condition provided by this type of tank aim to preserve the wine’s character
Creamy, with structure and volume. It is balanced and filled with fruit, with a long and intense finish.
Grilled meats, fatty fish ie Salmon & Tuna, mature cheddar cheese, coq ou vin, pizza & italian pasta dishes and Asian dishes.
Alcohol: 14% Vol
The Year of 2017:
Autumn and winter were colder and wetter than previous year, with more rain and the lower temperatures between November and February. Nonetheless temperatures between November and rain remained within the average of the past 18 years. The spring featured a higher temperature then in 2016, leading to earlier phenolic stages. The hot and dry spring guaranteed healthy grape development. early summer started off hotter than in 2016, which caused ripening to begin sooner.