Aromas of citrus, particularly fresh grapefruit, with some tropical fruit and notes of green leaf. Complex and intense palate with slightly creamy texture, balanced by fresh, rich and persistent finish.
From 12-year old organic vineyards grown at Herdade do Esporão estate, planted on granite/schist soil, with loamy clay structure.
Temperatures in 2020 were slightly higher than the average of the last 21 years, while rainfall was identical to the values recorded in the same period. Winter and spring were mild and rainy, allowing a healthy replenishment of the vines' water reserves, which resulted in good vegetative growth compared with 2019. The summer was very hot and dry, presenting extremely high temperatures in July and leading us to begin the harvest around 2 weeks earlier than 2019. The weather conditions in the veraison phase led to gradual ripening, which enabled a selective harvest that favored the expression and quality of each grape variety.
The grapes were partially fermented in concrete tanks. After fermentation, the wine was left on the fine lees for 4 months, creating a unique typo of micro-oxygenation that respects and enhances the wine's character.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses