Herdade Do Esporão Vinho Regional Alentejano Monte Velho 2005

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Ripe, juicy, and broad on the palate, this standout Alentejo red brings indigenous Portuguese grape varieties together with Cabernet Sauvignon to great effect. A rich, polished wine displaying plum preserves, toasted piecrust, and sumptuous blackberry fruit.

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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
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Snooth User: nycorla
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4.50 5
03/06/2010

Opened a bottle of this last night and it was delicious, with just the right balance of sweetness and acidity. It had a luscious mouth feel and paired well with everything I ate it with -- an uncommon combination of brie, cucumbers and nuts. It neither overpowered the food nor was overpowered by the food -- rather the cucumber flavors were enhanced after a sip of wine. I'm just sad that the bottle is now empty.



Ripe, juicy, and broad on the palate, this standout Alentejo red brings indigenous Portuguese grape varieties together with Cabernet Sauvignon to great effect. A rich, polished wine displaying plum preserves, toasted piecrust, and sumptuous blackberry fruit.

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