Herdade do Esporão

2017 Alandra Tinto

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2017 Alandra Tinto
2017 Alandra Tinto
2017 Alandra Tinto
2017 Alandra Tinto
2017 Alandra Tinto
2017 Alandra Tinto
2017 Alandra Tinto
2017 Alandra Tinto

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 is keen to preserve tradition while seeking to combine this with innovation. Production is overseen by the well respected and highly respected winemaker David Baverstock. His philosophy is to create authentic and exciting wines, taking full advantage of Portuguese heritage.

Tasting Notes

A vibrant and elegant fruity wine with aromas of wild berries and light floral notes, a youthful palate with no oak shows good texture and fine tannins with a refreshing pleasing finish.

 

Vineyard and Viticulture

The vines average 15 years old and they are planted on granite and schist rock with clay and loam soils, drip feed irrigation is used. Grapes are carefully selected from multiple sites during the months of August and October to guarantee consistent quality.

Vinification

Grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed. Fermentation is initiated using cultured yeasts in stainless steel tanks and lasts for five days at 28°C. After fermentation and membrane pressing the wine is fined and filtered prior to bottling.

    Specifications

    Year 2017
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar
    Moreto, Castelão and Trincadeira
    Country Portugal
    Alcohol content
    13% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.8 units
    Type Red Blend
    Cellaring Potential For immediate enjoyment
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Food Matches
    A highly versatile easy-drinking red wine suited to most light dishes.
    Origin
    Alentejo
    Appellation

    Vinho Regional Alentejano