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Esporão - Reserva - Branco 2005

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The winery : Herdade de Esporão
Appellation: Alentejo DO (Alentejo, Portugal)
Varietal(s): Roupeiro, Arinto, Antão Vaz
Price range :  8.00 - 11.99 €   
Other vintages: 2009 **** Very good, 2008, 2007 **** Very good, 2006
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About the winery

In the heart of Alentejo region, 180 Km east of Lisbon, in Reguengos de Monsaraz, the Herdade do Esporão was aquired by Finagra with the main porpuse of producing wines of great quality. From 1975 until 1979, the Herdade do Esporão was occupied during the revolutionary and agricultural periods. Only after this period Finagra was allowed to proceed the winery project. Our modern cellars were built in 1987. A new stage of Finagra project was acomplished. In 1989 the first wine "Esporão" was considered one of the best Portuguese wines and three years later the brand "Monte Velho" was launched.


In 1995, after our brands were considered among the best ones, new investments were made. A new area of vineyard was planted and the existent was completely renovated. A dam with 4.000.000 m3 capacity was built, feeding a drip irrigation system that covers all the vineyard. The purchase of Perdigões Estate, with 180 ha of vineyards, the expansion of the cellar and the construction of the wine tourism complex are some of the most recent investments of this dinamic company developing the "Herdade do Esporão".


(Source: www.esporao.com)

Consumer Reviews - Esporão - Reserva - Branco 2005


Arnaud Steve  Vinostar - from 151 reviews    Portugal
**** Very good 
Still pretty marked by the vanilla, full-bodied and creamy, reasonable acidity. Very good with fish in the oven or with soft cheese.
Tasting date : 01 Oct 2008
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Arnaud Steve has discoverd this vintage. 8 years ago
 

Users Reviews for other vintages

2009
Arnaud Steve  Vinostar - from 151 reviews    Portugal
*** Good 
Still pretty marked by the oak, and a bit heavy, the wine still needs a bit of time to get more integrated. Definitely a winter wine!
Tasting date : 01 Apr 2011
Maturity : Wait for 2-3 years
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Arnaud Steve has discoverd this vintage. 8 years ago

2008
vinhoweb  Vinostar - from 151 reviews    Estoril, Lisbon  (Portugal)
vinhoweb has discoverd this wine. 6 years ago

Arnaud Steve  Vinostar - from 151 reviews    Portugal
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Arnaud Steve has discoverd this vintage. 8 years ago

2007
Arnaud Steve  Vinostar - from 151 reviews    Portugal
**** Very good 
Bouquet with tropical fruit, vanilla, full-bodied with some freshness, year after year this wine is a secure value - and they make about 200.000 bottles of it!
Tasting date : 01 Dec 2008
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Arnaud Steve has discoverd this vintage. 8 years ago

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