Grapefruit and white peach aromas with subtle notes of mint green complemented with white pepper and nutmeg. Creamy and elegant on the palate with balanced fruit and spices , with an intense and persistent finish.
From the Palmeiras vineyard at Herdade dos Perdigões, one of Esporão’s properties, with northeast exposure that protects the grapes during the hottest times of day. This 24-years-old vineyard with organic farming certification is planted on predominantly clay, deep and well drained soil that help to create balanced wines with good aromatic characters, whilst preserving freshness and the terroir characteristics.
The 2021 agricultural year was a rainy year. During the vegetative rest period (autumn –winter) precipitation values were higher than the average of the last 22 years, with temperatures remaining mild. At the beginning of the vegetative cycle in spring, practically all the soils had their water reserves completely reestablished. The budburst occurred earlier, and the higher temperatures observed during the spring accelerated the vegetative development until flowering. In summer, milder temperatures contributed to a regular development of the vegetative cycle, allowing maturation to take place in a regular and balanced manner.
De-stemming is followed by cold settling and maceration on skins before pressing and temperature-controlled fermentation - 70% of the batch in stainless steel tanks and 30% in new American and French oak barrels. The juice is matured for 6 months in stainless steel tanks and in new American and French oak barrels, with ageing on fine lees before blending and bottling.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses