It is no exaggeration to say that Herdade do Esporão is the winery that put the Alentejo region on the radar of wine lovers around the world, with its innovative work to explore the region. Located in the small town of Reguengos de Monsaraz, the property has 700 hectares of vineyards and olive groves, where an enviable collection of forty different varieties is grown
The winery is now run by the Roquette family, a pioneer in the production of Alentejo wines for export. In recent years they have settled in Minho, the Vinho Verde region, but their greatest success outside the Alentejo, without a doubt is Quinta do Crasto, in the Douro, one of the references in the production of modern wines and ahead of the renewal of oenological practices in the region .
This is Pé Tinto, from Herdade do Esporão. A blend of Moreto (a grape that was almost extinct and was recovered in the region by the Estate), Castelão - the famous Periquita -, and Trincadeira. In color, its color is a vibrant ruby, which already shows a little of all its joviality. It exudes intoxicating aromas of wild red fruits, such as blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and cherries, with herbaceous touches.
On the palate it is elegant, fresh and with great structure. It delivers full, vibrant and excellent quality fruit, with a medium to light body, great acidity, texture and fine tannins. A delight that pairs well with pizzas, tabouleh with kafta, eggplant in the oven, lasagna and grilled fish.