What am I: Espera Wines is a small, family-run project on just 3 hectares, located in the Alcobaça region of Lisbon, a historic area and with traditions that stem from the legacy left by the Cistercian monks.
This wine expresses the typical freshness and minerality of this region’s wines, and also the main characteristics of the Castelão grape variety. Made with a fine selection of the best Castelão, the parcel has an eastern exposition and clay-limestone soils.
The grapes are hand-harvested with a yield of 15kg cases and were destemmed with natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts in 1000Kg vats. After a short maceration (2 days), the wine finished fermentation and maturation in stainless steel vats.
This wine is light ruby in color, with fresh notes in the nose, and mainly red fruits (sherry and pomegranate). It is fine, intense, and fresh in the palate, light-bodied, with a very pleasant finish.
Bottled July 2020, launched in November 2020.
Production 1450 bottles.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Lisboa
Grape Varieties: Castelão
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%
Volume: 100cl (1 liter)