Herdade do Esporão

+ 351 213 031 540 Av. do Restelo, nº 44
Reguengos de Monsaraz, 7200-999
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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 Read more »

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  • Herdade Do Esporao Alentejo Reguengos Reserva 2009

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    Super-ripe black cherry, dark chocolate, and sweet oak. New World style with blend of aragonez, trincadeira, alicante bouschet, and cabernet sauvignon. 12 months in French and American oak. Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


  • Herdade Do Esporao Tinto Monte Velho 2011

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    Jason Wilson rec:Fresh berries and vanilla. Simple, but tasty. A blend of 40% trincadeira, 40% aragonez, and 20% castelão. Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


  • I was recently transferred to an office in Fremont, CA, which is like a prison sentence in my work, so how do I entertain myself?  I scout out new wine stores.  And, thanks to Yelp, I found this really cool market that specializes in all things Portugese. It's no secret I love Spanish wine, and my experience with Portugese so far has been that i... Read More

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  • Herdade Do Esporao Alentejo Reguengos Reserva 2009

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    Wine review by nventure


  • Herdade Do Esporao Monte Velho Red Alentejo 2010

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    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 e... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Esporao Vinha Vinha da Defesa Vinho Tinto Alentejano 2009

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    Powerful and ripe on the nose with savory black olive and spicy peppercorn notes framing deep blackberry fruit with hints of vanilla and fresh cut cedar. Smooth and fairly rich on entry with a soft yet decisive mouthfeel. There's plenty of fruit here. Slightly dried berry fruit is framed with well judged oak and topped with herbal, savory black ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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

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    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 ple... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Herdade Do Esporão Alentejo White Reserva NV

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    I didn't enjoy this wine. I was looking for a good value Portuguese wine but it can be hit or miss. Read More

    Wine review by ps


  • Herdade Do Esporão Alentejo White Reserva NV

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  • Esporao Reserva Tinto 2007

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    Wine review by Chris Metcalfe


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