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Herdade Do Esporao Vinha da Defesa Rose Syrah. Aragonez Alentejo Reguengos de Monsaraz 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is quite intensely perfumed with plenty of toasty oak notes. Powerful plum, dried herb and roasted fruit notes handle the oak well and offer up accents of licorice, violets and a hint of chipotle. Nice and fresh on entry, there's not a lot of flesh here and the slightly drying tannins poking out on the mid-palate attest to that. There's plenty of fruit though, with rich wild plum and boysenberry fruit over notes of coffee, chocolate, earth and some subtle black spice. The finish is moderately long and brisk. The tannins show their edges again, but the fruit sticks right with them. A touch rustic perhaps, but a lovely wine that shows off excellent intensity of flavor without much weight. 14.5 percent ABV and frankly not a hint of it. 91pts

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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 Esporao Vinha da Defesa Rose Syrah. Aragonez Alentejo Reguengos de Monsaraz

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,980
4.00 5
10/25/2012

This is quite intensely perfumed with plenty of toasty oak notes. Powerful plum, dried herb and roasted fruit notes handle the oak well and offer up accents of licorice, violets and a hint of chipotle. Nice and fresh on entry, there's not a lot of flesh here and the slightly drying tannins poking out on the mid-palate attest to that. There's plenty of fruit though, with rich wild plum and boysenberry fruit over notes of coffee, chocolate, earth and some subtle black spice. The finish is moderately long and brisk. The tannins show their edges again, but the fruit sticks right with them. A touch rustic perhaps, but a lovely wine that shows off excellent intensity of flavor without much weight. 14.5 percent ABV and frankly not a hint of it. 91pts


Member Reviews for Herdade Do Esporao Vinha da Defesa Rose Syrah. Aragonez Alentejo Reguengos de Monsaraz

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Snooth User: winescribbler
71518883
3.50 5
12/29/2009

delicate, rose and strawberry


Snooth User: Damaris Rivera
542327794
0.00 5
11/10/2011

a complex, subtle aroma of red berries with balanced notes of American oak. rich flavors of ripe berries. Exeptional just by the glass or with your favorite beef or veal dish. Very food friendly.


Snooth User: Louie Gil Tampoc
10586743
4.00 5
03/20/2012

Superb.. .


Snooth User: chrispmahan
58242444
3.50 5
09/17/2010

Three and a half glasses



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