Upon delving into the rich tapestry of the 2022 Esporão Colheita Branco, we encounter a wine steeped in the heritage of the Alentejo region that’s a testament to the enduring legacy of Herdade do Esporão. This wine carries the weight of tradition while embracing the modern organic practice, making it today’s WineSiders Wine of the Day.
The bouquet reveals aromas of citrus, mainly fresh grapefruit, alongside tropical fruit and green leaf notes, culminating in a complex and intense palate engulfing richness with a creamy texture that’s all balanced by a deep and persistent finish.
Crafted from a blend of Verdelho, Alvarinho, Viosinho, Gouveio, and Arinto grapes, each contributing to a vibrant and direct flavor profile, the 2022 Esporão Colheita White (Branco) is an excellent example of how taking a different direction in winemaking can be rewarding. The grapes, nurtured in schist rock with a loamy clay structure, are partially fermented in concrete tanks and left on fine lees for four months. This process, steeped in the winery’s commitment to organic viticulture, ensures a final product that resonates with intensity and authenticity.
The Esporão Colheita is a harmonious blend of ancient tradition and modern sensibilities, reflecting the Alentejo’s rich winemaking heritage. Herdade do Esporão’s commitment to organic farming and environmental stewardship, and that’s why the 2022 Esporão Colheita Branco is today’s WineSiders Wine of the Day.