Esporão Reserva White Organic 2020
Grapefruit and white peach aromas with subtle toasty oak integration, fresh spice and herbal notes. Creamy and elegant palate with balanced fruit and spices that flourish on the intense and persistent finish.
Organic vineyards planted on granite and schist base, with a loam & clay structure. Average age of vines is 15 - 25 years.
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.
Grapes are de-stemmed, settled, followed by short skin maceration and pressing. 70% of the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and 30% in new American and French oak barrels. The wine is further aged for 6 months on fine lees.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses