Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Late Harvest

2014 2012 2011

White

Wine Concept

An elegant sweet wine with well balanced acidity,resulting from late picked, dehydrated grapes.

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certificate)

Damp, stormy weather during the Spring period resulted in a lower than average grape production. A mild summer with cool nights resulted in grapes of very high quality.

SOIL TYPE
Schist mother rock with clay – loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
15 years

Grape Varieties

Semillon

Vinification / Maturation

Must chilling, membrane pressing, cold settling, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks, centrifuging and cold stabilization, membrane filtration to bottle.

More Information

An experimental wine resulting from the restlessness of Herdade do Esporão’s winemakers, Late Harvest defies the laws established for the hot and sunny region of the Alentejo.

It is produced using the method employed for the sweet wines of the Sauternes region, with overripe and dehydrated Semillon grapes from our vineyard. The resulting wine is highly concentrated, rich and complex.

Vinyard

Vinha dos Perdigões

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves.

Colour

Light golden straw.

Palate

Rich, sweet texture, unctuous, hints of dry fruit, marmalade and ripe figs, finishing with clean balancing acidity.

Formats

375 ml

Bottling

February 2012

Alcohol/Volume

14.5 %

Total Acidity

8.2 g/l

pH

3.3

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

112 g/l