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Tasting notes

Enormous aromatic concentration with mineral highlights, spices and some notes of bitter chocolate and ripe fruits. A potent, elegant and smooth wine, with firm tannins and a great persistent finish.

Attributes
Grape Varieties Syrah
Type of Soil

Schist in advanced metamorphosis stage.

Harvest

By hand to small cases of 15 Kg.

Winemaking

The bunches are de-stemmed and pass by a sorting table for an optimum selection of the berries. The grapes are then crushed before going to traditional shallow open marble troughs known as lagares, where they are foot trodden.  Alcoholic fermentation is finished in stainless steel tanks, followed by 12 days post-fermentative maceration.

Ageing

12 months in new American and French oak half barrels

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Distinctions and awards
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93/100 pts (Harvest 2019)
Marcelo Copello - 93/100 pts (Harvest 2019)
Wine Enthusiast 92/100 pts (Colheita 2019)
Revista de Vinhos - Highly Recommended, Choice of the Month (Harvest 2019)
Público - FUGAS 92/100 pts (Harvest 2017)
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 91/100 pts (Harvest 2017)
Wine Enthusiast 91/100 pts (2017 Harvest)
Prémios W - Aníbal Coutinho 90/100 pts (Harvest 2017)
James Suckling 90/100 pts (2017 Harvest)
Revista VINHO Grandes Escolhas Grande Prémio "A Escolha da Imprensa 2020" (Colheita 2017)
Revista VINHO Grandes Escolhas 18,5/20 pts (2017 Harvest)
Revista de Vinhos 17,5/20 pts, Altamente Recomendado (2017 Harvest)
Revista Paixão Pelo Vinho, Muito Bom (Colheita 2017)
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 95/100 pts (2015 Harvest)
Wine Enthusiast 91/100 pts (2015 Harvest)
Concurso Vinhos de Portugal SILVER (Harvest 2015)
Revista VINHO Grandes Escolhas 17,5/20 pts - Good Choice (Harvest 2015)
"Silky, polished and refined, this is a classy Syrah that is all about the elegance, but you soon realize there is plenty of fruit here too."
Robert Parker in Wine Advocate - 29th July 2022
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