Bico Amarelo Esporao
The boundaries of Herdade do Esporão, in the Alentejo region of Portugal, were established in the thirteenth century, and since then it has become increasingly famous for its wine and olive oil production. Herdade do Esporão’s vineyard nursery houses an astonishing 194 grape varieties, most of which are indigenous Portuguese varieties, and 37 of which are in current production and have been selected because they best represent the Alentejo region. They work closely with educational and research institutions to catalogue and assess the rich heritage of Portugal’s own grapes in order to preserve them for future generations. They are grown on schist-clay and granite soils derived from eruptive rock, and the vineyards’ location means they also benefit from many hours of sunshine each day.
The secret to Herdade do Esporão’s 460ha of Alentejo vineyards, however, lies in the large central lake, which moderates the classically wide range of continental-Mediterranean temperatures that characterises the region and can make wine cultivation particularly difficult. This, twinned with the fact that some of their current vines are over 40 years old, is what makes their wines unique.
A wine that expresses the characteristics and varieties of the Vinho Verde region. It is a light and refreshing wine for all occasions. Yellow with green hues. Lush, fresh and light, dominated by citrus fruits and tropical aromas. Dominated by its acidity, with good volume, it has a persistent and refreshing finish.
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