Esporão Reserva Tinto, Alentejo, Portugal, 2016

A delicious red wine from one of Portugals best wineries.

The Herdade do Esporão estate was established in 1267 and the property has been owned by the Roquette family since 1973. Their first wine was bottled in 1985. The winery are keen to preserve tradition whilst seeking to combine this with innovation. Production is overseen by the well respected and highly experienced winemaker David Baverstock. His philosophy is to create authentic and exciting wines, taking full advantage of Portuguese heritage.

Awards:
2013 IWSC Gold 2016
2013 Mundus Vini Gold
2013 Recommended Decanter Alentejo Reds
2013 Andreas Larsson 93 Points

Tasting Notes:

Jammy aroma of plums, with mint and spicy oaky notes, a complex and persistent bouquet. Full bodied and compact with great balance, velvety tannins full of character followed by an intense and elegant finish.

The label changes every year with a different artist commissioned to create the art for every new vintage.

Serving Suggestion:

Perfect with roasted lamb or veal.

 

Grape Variety: 40% Aragonêz, 30% Alicante Bouschet, 20% Trincadeira, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Country: Portugal

Region: Alentejo

Size: 75cl

ABV: 14.5%

Closure: Cork

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans