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

SKU: ESP/RED/RES/17
S$63.00Price
  • The first wine made by Esporao in 1985. Obtained from rich character typical of the best Alentejo wines. Label illustrated by Antonio Poppe

     

    Grape:

     

    Aragonez, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet

     

    Vintage:

     

    2017

     

    Appellation:

     

    DOC Douro

     

    Country:

     

    Portugal

     

    Soil:

     

    Schist

     

    Colour:

     

    Intense Ruby red

     

    Aroma:

     

    Exhibits hints of wild berries and blueberry fruit jam, enveloped in coffee, black pepper and a faint toasted aroma from the keg.

     

    Aging:

     

    12 months in American (60%) and French (40%) oak barrels after bottling, the wine aged 8 months in the bottle.

     

    Tasting Notes:

     

    In the mouth, it is intense and dense, but with robust tannins, affording it structure and complexity and suggesting good potential for aging in the bottle.

     

    Food Pairing:

     

    BBQ Chicken, Fatty Fishes, Mature Cheeses, Spicy Foods, Cold Cuts, Chorizo, Smoked Hams.

     

    Serving Temperature:

     

    18° Celsius

     

    Alcohol:

     

    14.5% Vol

     

    The year of 2017

     

    A very hot and dry growing season led to an early harvest, but for wineries with old-vine vineyards that picked at the right time, the vintage yielded powerful and generous wines.

     

 
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