Esporão Private Selection Red
Esporão Private Selection Red: Syrah and Aragonez were fermented in small stainless steel mills, with alternating step-by-step with short manual overruns done 2-3 times per day, depending on our daily taste throughout the fermentation. We prefer to ferment the Alicante Bouschet in a small stainless steel tank and we did the reassemblies manually. The reason for this choice is that this caste has a relatively brittle film, which may lead to an exaggerated extraction of tannins. After pressing, we kept the wines separated, in order to better understand the evolution of each one. The malolactic fermentation took place in the barrels and spontaneously. 30% in new barrels and 70% in used barrels (1 year), of 225l French oak barrels (Taransaud; Saury; Boutes). After 18 months of internship, during which we only made a transfer immediately after the malolactic, we made the final lot, which was bottled on May 28, 2014, only with a slight filtration and without any type of bonding. In the nose predominates the black fruit with slight notes of smoke and spices. In the palate it shows density and richness, shows itself balanced, with good acidity and fine tannins. The ending is long and persistent. Contains Sulfites.