Alentejo / Herdade do Esporão

Late Harvest

2018 2015 2014 2012 2011

White

Conceito do Vinho

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

Agricultura

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

Castas

Semillon

Vinificação / Estágio

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

Mais Informações

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.

Vinha

Vinha dos Perdigões

Enólogos

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves.

Cor

Light golden straw.

Aroma

Complex and intriguing, with notes of orange peel, ripe peach and crystallized fruit.

Paladar

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

Formatos

375 ml

Engarrafamento

February 2012

Álcool/Volume

14.5 %

Acidez Total

8.2 g/l

pH

3.3

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

112 g/l