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Esporão Private Selection Red 2014 - Doc Alentejo - Vivino Rating 4.3

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The Esporao Private Collection 2014 red is made from from the very best parcels of Alicante Bouschet Aragonez, Syrah. It is aged in premium French Oak barrlels for 18 months. On the nose Mature dark berry fruits, complex tabaco, chocolate and toasty notes. In the mouth Silky texture but equally compact, firm tannic structure to ensure persistence and longevity. (94 points Wine Enthusiast, 4.3 vivino)

 

Grape:

Alicante Bouschet Aragonez, Syrah.

Vintage:

2014

Appellation:

DOC Alentejo

Country:

Portugal

Soil:

Schist rock Skeletal Soil

Colour:

Deep, dark red.

Aroma:

Mature dark berry fruits, complex tabaco, chocolate and toasty notes.

Aging:

Ageing was achieved with 30% new barrels and 70% 1 year old, all French oak. Aging took place for 18 months.

Tasting Notes:

Silky texture but equally compact, firm tannic structure to ensure persistence and longevity.

Food Pairing:

Great with game meats, spicy sweet Chinese food, blue cheese, cold cuts.

Serving Temperature:

16ºC to 18ºC

Alcohol:

14.5% Vol

The year of 2014

A moist winter followed by a mild summer with great thermal amplitudes, which allowed the vines to perform well, allowing wines to be more balanced and intense.