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)

Excellent year for white wines in this region. Cooler than average spring and summer temperatures resulted in wines with intensity, freshness and balance.

SOIL TYPE
Schist mother rock with clay – loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
17 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.

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves

Colour

Crystal clear, gold colour.

Palate

Richly textured, well balanced, deep sweet fruity palate, marmalade and ripe figs, long and persistent finish with good acidity.

Formats

375 ml

Bottling

March 2013

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

7.8 g/l

pH

3.03

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

95 g/l