Herdade Do Esporao Alicante Bouschet 2015
Region: Alentejo, Portugal
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Alicante Bouschet
Complex varietal aroma with black plum, dark chocolate and slight leather notes.The classic tannic structure is complemented by intense fruit and a long, spicy finish.
A red juice grape variety of French origin. Introduced in Alentejo in the 19th century. Produces concentrated, full-bodied wines with good ageing potential. This wine is the result of the expression of Alicant Bouschet grape variety from three different origins in a very good vintage year for this grape. It combines the intensity, texture, and concentration of Reguengos de Monsaraz sub-region with the vitality of the altitude of Portalegre.
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.