Esporão Petit Verdot - Red Wine
Producer Notes 2011
These wines are only produced in exceptional years, from unique plots at Herdade do Esporão, which express the true potential and original character of the individual grape variety.
Temperature controlled fermentation (28ºC) in small stainless steel tanks. Maturation 12 months spent in French oak barrels, followed by 18 months in the bottle before release onto the market.
2011 has been recognised as a memorable year for all the winemaking regions in Portugal. Milder than normal temperatures in spring and summer lent our wines intensity, balance and freshness.
Ruby flecks. Complex aroma of the grape, reminiscent of the forest, moss and dry leaves. Remarkably elegant palate with lively acidity that lends great freshness. Long and persistent finish.