Portugal in the 10 years has gone from nowhere to fast becoming a producer or serious quality wine. Unique grape varieties, diverse climates and soils make Portugal an exciting wine country. Long term protection of indigenous varieties, keen environmental management plus technology investment are key to this change.
Located in the heart of the Alentejo region, the Herdade do Esporão estate was established in 1267. Having passed through various families and Counts of the region, the property has been owned by the Roquette family since 1973. Their first wine was bottled in 1985.
Their philosophy is to create authentic and exciting wines, taking full advantage of Portuguese heritage and grape diversity and combining it with a contemporary approach.
“I’ve said it before, Esporão is a go-to winery for bargains that deliver. The best of them will make both geeks and novices happy” Mark Squires, robertparker.com