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)

A damp winter followed by a mild summer with high diurnal temperature variations, allowing for a long, even maturation, with good fruit intensity and balancing acidity.

SOIL TYPE
Schist mother rock with clay – loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
18 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 straw colour.

Aroma

Orange blossom combined with apricot jam and crystalized white stone fruits.

Paladar

Unctuous, richly textured, flavours of tangerine and toasted almonds. Long and persistent finish with balancing acidity.

Formatos

375 ml

Engarrafamento

April 2015

Álcool/Volume

12 %

Acidez Total

8.2 g/l

pH

3.3

Açúcar Redutor / Baumé

163 g/l