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Herdade Do Esporão Alentejo Monte Velho Red 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A little earthy and spicy on the nose with some blue fruits and a hint of cow patty. Dried grass and herbs and a sprig of mint pop with air. On entry, this is fresh with some cut, but the tannins are a bit heavy here and dull the edge of the wine. The tannins also contribute a savoriness to the wine. Leather and earth cover the fruit to a fair extent and dry the finish. Rustic and kind of anonymous if fairly well integrated. 83pts

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Herdade do Esporão:
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 bui... Read more
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". Read less

Editorial Reviews for Herdade Do Esporão Alentejo Monte Velho Red

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/25/2012

A little earthy and spicy on the nose with some blue fruits and a hint of cow patty. Dried grass and herbs and a sprig of mint pop with air. On entry, this is fresh with some cut, but the tannins are a bit heavy here and dull the edge of the wine. The tannins also contribute a savoriness to the wine. Leather and earth cover the fruit to a fair extent and dry the finish. Rustic and kind of anonymous if fairly well integrated. 83pts


Member Reviews for Herdade Do Esporão Alentejo Monte Velho Red

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,504
3.00 5
Vintage: 2013 05/19/2015

Decent


Snooth User: kisskat
29697613
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/10/2009

good everyday table wine


Snooth User: karipunat
1733342
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/01/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Herdade Do Esporão Alentejo Monte Velho Red

External Review
Vintage: 2009 04/14/2011

This wine shows integrated spicy ripe fruit and oakcharacters with a balanced and well rounded palate, good body, and a soft tannic structure.



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