An elegant sweet wine with well balanced acidity, resulting from late picked, dehydrated grapes.
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.
Schist mother rock with clay – loam soil.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Must chilling, membrane pressing, cold settling, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks, centrifuging and cold stabilization, membrane filtration to bottle.
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.
David Baverstock and Sandra Alves.
Crystal clear straw colour.
Orange blossom combined with apricot jam and crystalized white stone fruits.
Unctuous, richly textured, flavours of tangerine and toasted almonds. Long and persistent finish with balancing acidity.