Varietal 100% Syrah
Total Acids 6.0
Final pH 3.62
Residual Sugars 4.7
Alcohol 14 %
Barrel Ageing 8 months in French and American oak
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate
Total production: 9.400 bottles
Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen
Three Danes have joined forces to create this special commemorative wine for the worldwide celebration in 2005 of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen - Hans Kristian Jorgensen, the winegrower at Cortes de Cima in Portugal, along with his cousin Karen Blincoe, the graphic designer and her daughter Anna, the artist. In 1866 HC Andersen visited Portugal, which he referred to as ‘the earthly paradise’. During his 3 month stay, he found inspiration for many stories, one of which ‘The Toad’ (original title - Skrubtudsen) has been incorporated into our label.
Gold Medal (Regional Portugal Trophy) – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012
Gran Menzione – Vinitaly 2012
92 (Cellar Selection) - Wine Enthusiast
86 – Wine Spectator
This is perfumed and fruity, with notes of raisins, prunes and bitter chocolate that are supported by solid tannins. – Wine Enthusiast
Interesting for its mix of tobacco and red plum flavors, with notes of cherry pie, followed by cedary accents on the finish. – Wine Spectator
Vintage 2010 experienced new record-breaking climatic extremes, both in winter rainfall and summer heat. A difficult growing season and harvest due to delayed ripening. Fine harvest weather.
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 and American oak barrels.
Our Winemaker's Comments Complex aromas of vanilla, tobacco and cigar box. Sweet, meaty, savoury fruit on the palate, finishes with good acidity.
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