ESPORÃO WHITE RESERVE
Classic wine style made from estate grown grapes that show the consistency and the rich, ripe character which is typical of the best Alentejo wines.
Damp, stormy weather during the Spring period resulted in a lower than average grape production. A mild summer with cool nights resulted in grapes of very high quality.
Granite and schist origin with clay loam soil.
Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro, Semillon.
Destemming, must chilling, skin contact, membrane pressing, 24 hour cold settling, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks and in new french and american oak barrels, 6 month ageing on fine lees.
In stainless steel tanks and in new french and american oak barrels for 6 months.
Chemical Analyses Alcohol
David Baverstock and Sandra Alves.
Clear, pale straw with green hues.
Intense aromas of ripe tangerine and apricot with subtle notes of toast and smoke from barrel fermentation.
Complex, creamy, well balanced palate showing full fruit flavours and mineral notes with a long and fresh finish.