Herdade do Esporão, Colheita Red 2018, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal
Tasting Note: A silky red blend with enviable, black-fruit integration that gives the wine depth.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of black currant, raspberry, blackberry, pomegranate and fig compote.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied red blend has medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a crushed-raspberry-infused, medium finish.
There is midpalate complexity with pleasing fruit integration.
A red blend to repeat.
Bottle Note: Wine made from grapes grown at Esporão estate. Partially aged in tulip shaped tanks. Herdade do Esporão, located near Reguengos de Monsaraz, maintains its boundaries unchanged since 1267. Our viticulture results in the production of high quality grapes, without the use of chemical products that can prejudice soil quality and our own health. Innovative tulip shaped porous tanks, in our new “lagares” winery, preserve the principal characteristics of the wines made from these vineyards. Since 1985, Esporão maintains its commitment to produce the finest wines that nature provides, in the most responsible and inspiring way possible.
Importer: Now Wine Imports, Newark, New Jersey
Tasting Date: December 27, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.