Herdade do Esporao
Esporão Reserva Red Organic 2019, Herdade do Esporão
Portugal / Alentejo
Andy's Tasting Notes
There is elegance and refinement in this Altentejo red, yet it doesn’t lack for richness, structure and complexity. Hedgerow berries, blueberry, mocha, cracked black pepper and toasted oak, with secondary nuances of black olive, wild herbs and mint. Produced from vines situated on schist, granite and loam soils.
Grape varieties – Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Syrah, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Franca.
Will further improve with age, and keep till 2027.
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.
Price per bottle £20.00 £16.85
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.”