Esporão Reserva 2012


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2012 Other vintages
Appellation:Alentejo (Alentejo, Portugal)
Winery: Herdade do Esporão
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Aragonêz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Trincadeira
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14.5%
Ending Year For Optimal Consumption: 2022
Herdade do Esporão produces the Esporão Reserva 2012 , a red wine from Alentejo that is based on the best of trincadeira, cabernet sauvignon and aragonêz of 2012 and presents an alcohol content of 14.5%. The Esporão Reserva 2012 is the ideal red to combine with pork and smoked. According to Drinks&Co users, this red wine earns 4 out of 5 points.

Description of Esporão Reserva 2012

Esporão Reserva 2012 (Aragonêz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Trincadeira)


  • Colour: Esporão Reserva 2012 shows a light ruby color.
  • Nose: intense nose, ripe red fruit aromas and well integrated with the wood noeuf, chocolate, vanilla and spices.
  • Palate: elegant, ripe fruit and strong tannins but well integrated that give great richness and complexity. The finish is long and persistent.

PAIRING: the perfect accompaniment for dishes with mushrooms, octopus risotto, meat skewers.

CAVE: Herdade do Esporão.

GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Aragonês, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouschet.

AGING: fermented in tank and then aged in a mixture of American (70%) and French (30%) oak (33% new, 33% one year old, 33% two years old) for 12 months.

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The Winery

Herdade do Esporão

Herdade do Esporão

The philosophy of the company “The Esporão project began in the Alentejo from an irrepressible desire to make the finest wines. This is the basis of everything we do and something we extend to other products and regions. Everywhere, nature inspires us and helps us to improve. We respect and protect it, building a more promising future."

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2015 Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards

Reviews of Esporão Reserva 2012


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4 /5

- Esporão Red Reserve 2012has adense deep red colour
- Firm and well structured with dense fruit
- Fruit is still youthful, with supporting tannins that will provide ageing potential
- Complex spicy aroma of dark berry fruits, with notes of toasty vanillan

- Grape Varieties: Alicante Bouschet, Aragonês, Cabernet Sauvignon, Others, Trincadeira.
- Tasting Notes: Esporão Red Reserve 2012has adense deep red colour.Firm and well structured with dense fruit. Fruit is still youthful, with supporting tannins that will provide ageing potential. Complex spicy aroma of dark berry fruits, with notes of toasty vanillan.
- Technical Details:
- Total Acidity: 6,40 g/l
- Reduced Sugar: 2,5 g/l
- pH: 3,55
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4 /5

Deep dark red colour. Intense spicy aroma of mature red berry fruits with discrete oak complexity. Compact, elegant, dense and creamy. Firm tannins offering structure for bottle maturation.
- Winemaker: David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
- Winemaking: Classic wine style made from estate grown grapes that shows the consistency and the rich, ripe fruit characters which are typical of the best Alentejo red wines. Each variety hand picked and vinified separately, fermented in open tanks with robotic plunging and temperature control (22-25ºC), membrane pressed, malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Matured for 12 months in 70% American oak and 30% French oak barrels. Following bottling, the wine was aged for 12 months before market release.
- Grape Varieties: Aragonês, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet.
- Food Pairing: This wine finely accompanies red meats, roast beef and grilled meats.
- Store and Serve Advices: Ideal Consumption Date: 2014-2020
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4 /5

Tasting Notes: ??Clear, ruby color, presents intense nose, showing attractive aromas of spices and ripe red fruit withwell integrated new oak, with hints of chocolate and vanilla. The palate shows elegance with layersof ripe fruit and robust tannins but well cast, which give great richness and complexity. The finish is long and persistent
Serving at: 16 / 18ºC.
We recommend with: ?Memorable for its engaging flavor, Esporão Reserva Tinto 2008 is the ideal wine to accompany entrees made ??with mushrooms Míscaros, or Portobello, even a risotto of Octopus, through the simplicity of a beef or ham Bruscheta
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Reviews of other vintages of Esporão Reserva 2012201720132011


One of the best
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A lfamily and friends favourite . This vintage lives up to the excellence of previous ones .
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Red wine from Alentejo, Portugal, lovingly prepared by Bodegas Herdade do Esporão, by a curious blend of grapes from which it is a complex wine, structured and floral.
A different wine designed to enjoy it.
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