Esporão Private Selection Tinto, Alentejo, Portugal, 2011

A super premium award winning red wine from this superb Portuguese wine-making region.

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:
2011 Wines of Portugal Challenge
2011 Decanter Alentejo Reds Panel highly recommended
2011 Revista de Vinhos

Tasting Notes:

Deep dense red in colour with intense aromas of ripe blueberry fruits, a touch of graphite and notes of toast and spice. The palate is firm, yet fresh with ripe tannins and great structure and elegance.

Serving Suggestion:

Ideal with red meat dishes, roasted & BBQ meats.

Grape Variety: Alicante Bouschet - Aragonéz - Syrah

Country: Portugal

Region: Alentejo

Size: 75cl

ABV: 14.5%

Closure: Cork

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans