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)

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

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.

Enólogos

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves

Cor

Crystal clear, gold colour.

Aroma

Orange peel, apricot and crystalized fruit.

Paladar

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

Formatos

375 ml

Engarrafamento

March 2013

Álcool/Volume

13.5 %

Acidez Total

7.8 g/l

pH

3.03

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

95 g/l