Torre do Esporão Red 2017
95 pts Robert Parker - Dense, almost opaque colour. Complex and concentrated with notes of blue berries plus dark chocolate liqueur, liquorice and a hint of fresh mint. Very well integrated notes of spice and oak. In the mouth it is deep, compact, creamy, dense and precise, satiny in texture, with a long finish that’s full of character.
$320.59
Tax Excluded

By buying this product you can collect up to 29 point points. Your cart will total 29 points that can be converted into a voucher of $3.10.

Quantity
Em Stock
Type
Red Wine
Region
Alentejo
Varieties
Alicante Bouschet,Touriga Nacional,Aragonêz,Touriga Franca
Year
2017
Bottle Size
750 ml
Volume
14,5%
Winemaker
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Add to Favorites

Last time this product was added to a cart: 12/12/2023

Winemaking:
Throughout the harvest, maturation rates were closely and meticulously monitored so that each parcel and each grape variety was picked separately in due regard for its location and individual characteristics. In 2017, Aragonez was harvested on 21 August, earlier than usual. Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional only reached the winery on 11 September, while the Alicante Bouschet arrived from Perdigões on 14 September and from Lavradores on 29 September. Following the harvest, the Aragonez grapes started their fermentation in marble lagares (troughs) with foot treading before heading to concrete vats for malolactic fermentation and were then transferred to 5000 litre tanks for ageing. The Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional were fermented together in marble lagares with foot treading and then transferred to 500-litre, 2nd year, French oak barrels for both malolactic fermentation and 18-months ageing. The grapes from both Alicante Bouschet plots were fermented separately in concrete vats. Malolactic fermentation took place in new, 500-litre French oak barrels, where they were aged for 18 months. 18 months in either 500-litre, new and 2nd-use French oak barrels or in 5000 litre tanks. Another three years’ ageing in bottle followed.

Grape Varieties:
Alicante Bouschet,Touriga Nacional,Aragonêz,Touriga Franca

Tasting Notes:
Dense, almost opaque colour. Complex and concentrated with notes of blue berries plus dark chocolate liqueur, liquorice and a hint of fresh mint. Very well integrated notes of spice and oak. In the mouth it is deep, compact, creamy, dense and precise, satiny in texture, with a long finish that’s full of character.

Store and Serve Advices:
Serve at a temperature of 16-18 º C.

Food Pairing:
This wine finely accompanies red meats, roast beef and grilled meats.

Allergens:
Contains sulphites.

Reviews and Awards:
. 95 points in Robert Parker;
. 95 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 19 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
. 18,5 points in Revista de Vinhos.

PDR0026
10000 Items

Specific References

Reviews

No customer reviews for the moment.

Write your review

Torre do Esporão Red 2017

95 pts Robert Parker - Dense, almost opaque colour. Complex and concentrated with notes of blue berries plus dark chocolate liqueur, liquorice and a hint of fresh mint. Very well integrated notes of spice and oak. In the mouth it is deep, compact, creamy, dense and precise, satiny in texture, with a long finish that’s full of character.
Write your review

Related articles on blog

Producers

Specials

Search on blog

Newsletter