Esporão Petit Verdot
Wines that are produced only in exceptional years. Made from singular grape parcels from the estate vineyards that express the unique potential and character of the individual grape variety.
Temperatures and rainfall were normal and within the average values for the last 10 years. The summer, although very dry, had fairly low average temperatures which resulted in ideal grape maturation conditions.
Soil Type: Loamy soil with schistous outcrops. Average age of vines: 10years.
Controlled temperature fermentation (24ºC) in small stainless steel tanks.
12 months ageing in used french oak barrels followed by 12 months bottle ageing prior to market release.
Chemical Analyses Álcool / Volume
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão.
Complex aroma with notes of mint, earth, cigar box, and a touch of leather.
Firm and well structured palate, elegant, good acidity, excellent ageing potential.