Herdade Do Esporao Aragonez 2016
Region: Alentejo, Portugal
Bottle size: 75cl
Intense, with plum fruit aroma, coffee and dark chocolate notes. Precise and balanced. With elegant structure that reflect the identity of the grape in its origin.
The single-varietal wines are unique. Produced by Esporão since the 1990s, they reflect the identity of the different varieties in the vineyards where they were created. Aragonez is a very aromatically elegant grape variety, known for producing concentrated wines with a good capacity for ageing. The single-varietal wine originates from one of the first vineyards planted at Herdade do Esporão in 1980 – the Canto do Zé Cruz vineyard.
Part of the Alentejo’s montado ecosystem (cork oak forests), in Portugal, Herdade do Esporão has extraordinary conditions for agriculture – large thermal amplitudes, poor and various soils and extraordinary biodiversity that helps us produce in balance with the environment. With 691,9 hectars of vineyards, olive groves and the other crops grown using organic methods. Here are planted around 40 grape varieties, 4 types of olives, orchards and kitchen gardens.