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)

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

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 straw colour.

Palate

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

Formats

375 ml

Bottling

April 2015

Alcohol/Volume

12 %

Total Acidity

8.2 g/l

pH

3.3

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

163 g/l