This is the first wine made by Esporão back in 1985. Label illustrated by António Poppe that changes with every organic vintage. Classic wine style made from estate grown grapes that shows the consistency and the rich, ripe fruit characters which are typical of the best Alentejo red wines. Deep dark red colour with intense spicy aroma of mature red berry fruits with discrete oak complexity. On the palate it is elegant, dense and creamy.
Esporão Reserva Tinto DOC
Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines
|Intense ruby red
|Exhibits hints of wild berries and blueberry fruit jam, enveloped in coffee, black pepper and a faint toasted aroma from the oak
|In the mouth, it is intense and dense, but with robust tannins, affording it structure and complexity and suggesting good potential for aging in the bottle
|Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon
|Herdade Do Esporão
|Each variety harvested separately, destemmed, crushed, temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats, concrete tanks, and small marble basins, pressed, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.12 months in American (60%) and French (40%) oak barrels. After bottling, the wine aged 8 months in the bottle.