Esporão Reserva Branco, Alentejo, Portugal, 2018

A fantastic rich white wine from this fantastic producer.

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.

Tasting Notes:

Classic wine style made from estate grown grapes that show the rich, ripe character which is typical of the best Alentejo wines. Intense aromas of orange peel and apricot with subtle notes of toast and smoke from barrel maturation. A complex, creamy and well balanced palate shows full fruit flavours and mineral notes with a long rewarding finish. The label changes every year with a different artist commissioned to create the art for every new vintage.

Serving Suggestion:

A complex wine ideal for duck & feathered game dishes, seafood or baked fish.

 

Grape Variety: Antão Vaz, Roupeiro, Arinto

Country: Portugal

Region: Alentejo

Size: 75cl

ABV: 13.5%

Closure: Cork

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans