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Esporão Colheita | Red | 2018 | Doc Alentejo - Vivino Rating 3.7

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The Esporao Colheita Red 2018 is fully organic. It is made from Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon and Aragonez. On the nose Black plum and some fresh currant combined with touches of white pepper and some green notes. In the mouth it has very good volume, smooth tannins and plenty of ripe fruit. The acidity is present in a balanced way, providing great intensity in a persistent full finish, with notes of cut herb and wild berries.

 

Grape:

Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon and Aragonez

Vintage:

2018

Appellation:

DOC Alentejo

Country:

Portugal

Colour:

Clear with Ruby hues

Aroma:

Black plum and some fresh currant combined with touches of white pepper and some green notes.

Aging:

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

Tasting Notes:

In the mouth it has very good volume, smooth tannins and plenty of ripe fruit. The acidity is present in a balanced way, providing great intensity in a persistent full finish, with notes of cut herb and wild berries.

Food Pairing:

Grilled meats, fatty fish ie Salmon & Tuna, mature cheddar cheese, coq ou vin, pizza & italian pasta dishes and Asian dishes.

Technical:

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 grap development. early summer started off hotter than in 2016, which caused ripening to begin sooner.

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