Esporão Branco Reserva


A classic wine(Organic) obtained from grapes grown at Herdade do Esporão, which showcases the consistency and rich character typical of the best Alentejo wines. It Is from vineyards that on average are about 18 years old, the soils are a mixture of granite and schist with clay and loam, and an integrated pest control and a sustainable viticultural approach is employed. Hand-harvested grapes are de-stemmed, then left with skin contact for six hours before chilling and fermentation, 50% in tank with fine lees ageing and 50% in barriques where it is aged for six months. French and American oak is used, a third new, and the wine does not undergo a malolactic fermentation. Aromas of ripe tangerine, honey and apricot with subtle notes of toast and smoke from the barrel fermentation. The palate is complex, creamy, showing ripe fruit flavours and mineral notes with a long, fresh finish.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Crystal clear, light straw colour with green hues
Nose Grapefruit and white peach aromas with subtle toasty oak integration, fresh spicy and herbal notes
Palate Creamy, complex and balanced palate with elegant fruit and minerality, intense and persistent finish

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 40% Arinto, 30% Antão Vaz and 30% Roupeiro
Alcohol % 13.5%
Style Medium Dry White Organic
Estate/Producer Herdade Do Esporao
Country Portugal
Region Alentejo
Vintage 2021
Vinification 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.
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to drink now with great potential to age

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