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Herdade do Esporao Torre do Esporao 2017

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Herdade do Esporao Torre do Esporao 2017

  • Country Portugal
  • Region Alentejo
  • Case size 3 / 75
  • Abv 14.5%
  • Complex aroma of blackberry and stone fruits with dark chocolate and minty notes, and hints of well-integrated spicy oak. Deep and full-bodied palate with layers of rich fruit, dense and creamy, well structured, with great length and persistence.

Throughout the harvest, maturation rates were closely and meticulously monitored so that each parcel and each grape variety was picked separately in due regard to its location and individual characteristics. In 2017, Aragonez was harvested on 21 August, earlier than usual. Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional only reached the winery on 11 September, while the Alicante Bouschet arrived from Perdigoes on 14 September and from Lavradores on 29 September.

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CountryPortugal
Vintage2017
Bottles Per Case3
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

Some of the oldest vineyards in the estate are of varying altitudes, ranging from 200 - 400m altitude and an average age of 25 years, planted on granite and schist soil with clay loam structure. Hand-picked into small crates by variety, with bunch sorting., fermentation in open Lagares with submerged cap and temperature control (22C – 25C), basket pressing, and malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 18 months in new oak barrels, followed by 3 years of bottle aging before market release.

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