Esporão Pé Tinto 2015 is from the Alentejo region in Portugal, and is a dense, silky red wine.
Based in the sunny and inviting Alentejo region of Portugal, Herdade do Esporão (say: heir-dad doh esh-PROW) is an innovative estate with a venerable history. Dating back to the 1200s, Esporão was revitalized in the 1970s with replanted, organically-farmed vineyards. Portugal’s great strength is indigenous varieties, and Esporão masterfully combines native grapes and modern winemaking for stylish, contemporary wines like the Pé Tinto 2015. Three characterful grapes, Trincadeira (a deluxe Port grape also known as Tinta Amarela), Aragonez (this is Spain’s Tempranillo grape), Castelão (translates to parakeet) combine with panache to make this handsome medium-bodied, spicy, silky red. Dense red berried fruit, lively acidity, suave tannins, and flavourful finish will pair smoothly with barbequed short ribs, a smoky bacon burger, or grilled vegetable pasta.