Herdade do Esporao
Esporão Colheita Red Organic 2020, Herdade do Esporão
Portugal / Alentejo
Andy's Tasting Notes
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Franca – which all impart their own signature to this lovely harmonious and perfectly pitched red. There’s nothing that shouts – it’s just that everything is whispering, and the overall feeling is a wine that is very satisfying without having to be brash or overbearing!
Producer notes – An organic blend by co-fermentation of the different varietals in concrete tanks, followed by 6 months in concrete tanks with unique micro-oxygenation conditions, aiming to preserve varietal character.
Price per bottle £14.00 £12.60
Founded in 1973 by José Roquette and Joaquim Bandeira, Esporão’s mission is to make the finest wines from what nature provides, in a responsible and inspiring way. They are one of the leading wine companies in Portugal and one of the largest organic wine producers in the world. Playing a key role in the national and international promotion of Alentejo, but also present in the Douro and Vinho Verde regions, Esporão has become an ambassador of Portuguese culture, developing its activities in a sustainable manner.
Herdade do Esporao Philosophy
Mission Statement “To make the finest wine from what nature provides, in a responsible and inspiring way“.
Aim “To be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable and offer unique products and experiences that improve people’s lives.”
Culture “Non-conformity. Responsibility, Excellence”
Slow Forward “We like to move forward at nature’s pace – it means creating, innovating, and cultivating with care and responsibility, while leaving enough time to enjoy life. This is a philosophy we follow in all aspects of our production.”
Food matchI love this with grilled or roast lamb dishes