Esporao

Portugal > Alentejo

The origins of the Herdade do Esporão and its winemaking activities, date back to the prehistoric times of the megalithic cultures and the Bronze Age. Already during the Roman occupation, the wines of the settlement of Esporão were exported to the whole Empire. The boundaries of the estate were established ...

2009 Esporao Reserva White

Reguengos, Alentejo, Portugal

$19.99

Other Vintages:

2011, 2010, 2008

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News flash: It's hot out and grilling season is in full swing. We at Second Glass are here to help you get your backyard drink-on AND your BBQ drink-on at the same time! Meet the wine that will cool you off on a hot day and also work perfectly with mesquite.

The producer Herdade do Esporão is HUGE in Portugal. They make some of the most popular wines with the Portuguese so we decided to go with their all-star player: the 2008 Esporão Reserve White.

Made from three grapes no one has heard of (Antão Vaz, Arinto and Roupeiro) this is a really cool, unique but highly drinkable wine. Fuller in body with more intense flavors than your typical summer sipper, this unpretentious wine demands outdoor action.

The grapes for this wine are grown in South-central Portugal, an incredibly hot and dry part of the country. While the reds from this region are slowly becoming more famous in wine circles, the whites are still relatively unknown in the US. This is awesome for us because we get a totally kickass white wine for little money. Boom!

Drink liberally with grilled chicken, BBQ shrimp or get all Portuguese on it and grill a whole fish!