GRANDJÓ LATE HARVEST
Wine: Grandjó Late Harvest
Appellation: Regional Douro
High above the Douro river, this plateau is cooled by fresh breezes which optimise the oenological potential of white wines. Especially notable among the indigenous varieties, is the international known Semillon French variety.
Grandjó Late Harvest is produced from rigorously hand-selected Semillon grapes affected by the fungus Botrytis cinerea. A natural phenomenon known as “noble-rot”, the resulting sweet wines have unctuous flavours and a long glycerine-like finish.
Winemaking and Maturation
The grapes are crushed in a pneumatic press. Fermentation starts in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature. Ageing takes place in American and French oak barrels for 12 months.
Appearance: Clean, clear and bright golden colour.
Nose: Complex flavours of ripe tropical fruits, peaches, apricots and honey, intertwined with a hint of vanilla resulting from the partial oak ageing.
Mouth: Huge sweetness laced with unctuous flavours, long sweet finish balanced by lively acidity.