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Blog Alicante Bouschet & Syrah

blog is a terroir wine, made on the vineyard and chosen from the finest areas of vines with  a extremely low production. In 2009 we felt that, in addition to the lot that won the coveted and prestigious Talha de Ouro 2009 prize, we had the advantage of two exceptional grapes, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet that would enable us to make an outstanding wine of perfect fruity exuberance and structure from these two varietals. A connection that made it absolutely complete… that decided us to launch this special  lot in a single limited offer.

 

 

Tasting Notes

Colour: A very deep, rich red colour.
Aroma: Tense and closed, concentrated and powerful, floral and fruity, its finish has some earthy notes that add to its complexity.
Palate: Silky and velvety in texture, this is an intense, structured red wine, vigorous but not aggressive, complex and elegant with a fresh finish, and great keeping potential.

 

 

Vinification

 The 2009 harvest will stay with us as one of the most successful ever; nature was especially kind and provided as cool and balanced a summer as we can remember, which meant that the vines could let the fruit grow in long cycles, without any shocks. The two varietals that derived most benefit from the exceptional generosity of nature were Syrah and Alicante Bouschet, which yielded perfectly mature grapes. With such a wonderful raw material we did as less as possible and left the grapes to speak for themselves. So we did little more that tread them in our stainless steel lagares, in keeping with the best traditions of the region, after which there was ageing in new and second-year French oak barrels, to let the wine express itself in as pure a form as possible.


 

Technical Details

Wine: blog Alicante Bouschet + Syrah
Producer: Tiago Cabaço
Region: Alentejo
Year: 2009
Winemaker: Susana Estéban
Varieties: Alicante Bouschet and Syrah
Age of vines: 11 years
Time of harvest: 3 September 2009
Fermentation: foot trodden in stainless steel lagar, at controlled temperature
Ageing: Twelve months in French oak barrels, half new and half second-year
Bottled: July 2011
Alcohol: 15.5% vol
Total Acidity: 5.8 g/L
pH: 3.40

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