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Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen

A special commemorative 100% Syrah launched for the bicentennial of the Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.  In 1991, we were the first ones to plant Syrah in the Alentejo, choosing rootstock from southern Rhone clones.

Vintage 2013

A dry winter, followed by a cold and wet spring. A moderate summer, which heated up in August. A delayed growing season, with late flowering, ripening and a large harvest. High Acids, ripe tannins.

Vinification

Made exclusively from selected Syrah grapes handpicked at optimum maturity from chosen sites in our own vineyards. Fermented without stems under temperature control, frequent delestage, followed by extended skin maceration to enhance varietal fruit characters, and to provide tannin structure and balance. Aged for 8 months in French (90%) and American (10%) oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Complex spicy, savoury fruit aromas with notes of cedar and mint. Elegant palate with a firm tannic structure.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: 100% Syrah
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acids: 5.5
Final pH: 3.67
Total Sugar: 0.6
Alcohol: 14%
Barrel Ageing: 8 months in French (90%) and American (10%) oak barrels
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.

Available in bottles of 75 cl

Awards

Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017
Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2017

Ratings

90 - Wine Spectactor
89 - Robert Parker

Reviews

"Full-bodied, offering an inky profile sporting black cherry, cedar and currant notes matched with a graphite-infused minerality and spice details. Full but supple tannins give structure through the herb-tinged finish." - Gillian Sciaretta/ Web Only - 2018

“a pleasure to drink and sexier than the regular Syrah” - Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate, Dec 2017, Issue 234 – Robert Parker

Track Record

2012 Vintage - Medalha de Ouro – Mundus Vini 2016
2012 Vintage - Medalha de Prata – International Wine Challenge 2016
2012 Vintage - 92 – Wine Enthusiast
2012 Vintage - 90 – Robert Parker
2012 Vintage - 90 – Wine Spectator
2011 Vintage - Gold Medal – Syrah du Monde 2015
2011 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
2011 Vintage - Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2014
2011 Vintage - 92 (Cellar Selection) - Wine Enthusiast
2011 Vintage - 90 - Robert Parker/Mark Squires
2010 Vintage - 92 (Cellar Selection) – Wine Enthusiast
2010 Vintage - Gold Medal – Syrah du Monde 2013
2010 Vintage - Regional Portugal Trophy – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012
2010 Vintage - Gold Medal – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
2010 Vintage - Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
2009 Vintage - 92 (Cellar Selection) – Wine Enthusiast
2009 Vintage - Gold Medal (Top Ten) – Syrah du Monde 2012
2009 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2012
2009 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2012
2008 Vintage - Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2010
2008 Vintage - Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2010
2007 Vintage - Gold Medal – Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2010