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 | WHITE | 2018 | DOC ALENTEJO
A classic wine obtained from grapes grown at the Herdade do Esporao, which showcases the consistency and rich character typical of the best Alentejo wines.
Antao Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro +
Schist rock with loamy clay structure
Crystal clear, light straw colour with green hues
Grapefruit and white peach aromas with subtle toasty oak integration, with spicy and herbal notes.
6 months in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels, with ageing on fine lees.
Creamy, complex and balanced palate with elegant fruit and minerality, intense and persistent finish.
Paired well with spicy dishes, grilled fish and caramelized scallops.
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.