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
Intense Ruby red
Exhibits hints of wild berries and blueberry fruit jam, enveloped in coffee, black pepper and a faint toasted aroma from the keg.
12 months in American (60%) and French (40%) oak barrels after bottling, the wine aged 8 months in the bottle.
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.
BBQ Chicken, Fatty Fishes, Mature Cheeses, Spicy Foods, Cold Cuts, Chorizo, Smoked Hams.
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.