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.
Herdade do Esporão lies in the heart of the Reguengos de Monsaraz
Sub-Region of the Alentejo DOC and the surrounding montado ecosystem (cork oak forests). The estate possesses extraordinary conditions for agriculture – large thermal amplitudes, poor and various soils and prodigious biodiversity that helpsus produce in harmony and balance withour environment. We only use organic growing practices in our 692 ha of vineyards, olive groves, orchards and kitchen gardens where we have 40grape varieties and 4 olive varieties.
ESPORÃO RESERVA WHITE 2018 - DOC ALENTEJO
A classic wine obtained from grapes grown at Herdade do Esporão, which showcases the consistency and rich character typical of the best Alentejo wines.
Destemming, cold settling, skin maceration, pressing, must decantation, temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels.
6 months in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels, with ageing on fine lees.
Aroma: Grapefruit and white peach aromas with subtle toasty oak integration, fresh spicy and herbal notes.
Colour: Crystal clear, light straw colour with green hues.
Grapes: Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro
Vineyard Age: 20 Years
Soil Type: Granite/schist base, with a loam/clay structure.
Served Temperature: 16 to 18°C
Total Alcohol: 13.5%
Portugal Region: DOC Alentejo
Wine Maker: David Baverstock & Sandra Alves