Esporão adds first vintage Port

Portuguese producer Esporão has launched its first ever vintage Port in the form of Quinta dos Murças 2011.

Vintage 2011 QdMTimed to coincide with Alentejo-based Esporão’s 40th anniversary, the release also comes from one of the most highly acclaimed vintage Port declarations in recent years.

Bought by Esporão in 2008, Quinta dos Murças lies on the steep northern bank of the Douro close to Regua. Its vines are aged between 15 and 65 years old and are mostly the traditional Douro varieties, although there is also some Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.

The same estate also produces unfortified wines under its Assobio Douro DOC brand. This part of the portfolio is also expanding, with the creation of a white from the 2011 vintage and a 2013 rosé.

Introducing these new additions, Esparão’s head winemaker David Baverstock said: “I am delighted that we are able to use these very old, low yielding vines that produce extremely concentrated grapes, highly prized for vintage port, but also very complex and intense wines.”

UK agent Barwell & Jones will be showing the Esporão range to the trade at the New Douro Tasting on 20 February in London.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Sales and Brand Manager

The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic
London,

Sales Scotland

Liberty Wines
Scotland, UK

Supply Chain Supervisor

Speciality Drinks
UK, UK

Sales Manager

Stilnovisti
London, UK

Regional Key Account Manager - On Trade

Lanson International UK
South of England, UK

Private Account Manager

Jeroboams Wine Merchants
London N1, UK

Sales Role

JF Tobias
London, UK

Events Assistant

Decanter
London, UK

Head of Marketing

Decanter
London, UK

Market Manager - Asia

Wines of South Africa
China,

Prosecco Springs

London,United Kingdom
26th Apr 2018

Spirits & More

Rome,Italy
19th May 2018

db Awards 2018

London,UK
23rd May 2018
Click to view more

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters.

Click to view more