ESPORÃO RESERVA RED
Producer Notes 2017
Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon
Each variety harvested separately, destemmed, crushed, temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats, concrete tanks, and small marble basins, pressed, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
12 months in American (60%) and French (40%) oak barrels. After bottling, the wine aged 8 months in the bottle.
The first wine made by Esporão in 1985. Obtained from grapes grown at Herdade do Esporão, it shows the consistency and rich character typical of the best Alentejo wines. Label illustrated by António Poppe.
Intense ruby red colour.
Aroma: Exhibits hints of wild berries and blueberry fruit jam, enveloped in coffee, black pepper and a faint toasted aroma from the keg.
In the mouth, it is intense and dense, but with robust tannins, affording it structure and complexity and suggesting good potential for aging in the bottle.