Herdade do Esporao
Esporão Reserva White Organic 2020, Herdade do Esporão
Portugal / Alentejo
Andy's Tasting Notes
An interesting alternative if you are a white Burgundy fan. This is a refined, elegant and sophisticated white wine, with a rich and complex charm. Impeccable balance, length and poise. Citrus, pineapple and baked apple fruit with hints of coconut, roasted nuts and brioche. Excellent balancing acidity and a subtle mineral overtone.
Grape varieties – Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro
Will improve further through to 2025/26.
Producer notes – Esporão Reserva was the first wine produced by Esporão, in 1985. It was born from our desire to produce the best wines in Alentejo. Over the years, it has been a wine that has led us to innovate, to grow, to look at our origins, to care about nature and see beyond. We have adopted sustainable agricultural practices, more recently we have converted all our vineyards to organic farming, built new wineries and traveled to other markets, taking Alentejo and Portugal to the world. Art accompanies Esporão Reserva – every year we invite a new artist to illustrate our labels and each work tells a story that is completed within.
Price per bottle £17.95 £14.75
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 matchRich enough to pair with creamy salmon dishes