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Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen Red


Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah



Analysis

Total Acids: 6,10
pH: 3,51
Total Sugars: 1,0
Alcohol: 14%

Barrel Ageing: 8 months in French (85%) and American (15%) oak barrels
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate.
Bottled unfined and filtered in August 2013.
Total production: 14.000 bottles



Harvest 2012

Harvest 2012, our 17th harvest. A record cold and dry winter, followed by a cold and wet spring. Superlative summer. All in all, a quality driven vintage!



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. 



Our winnemaker's comments

Complex spicy, savoury fruit aromas with notes of tobacco, plums and prunes. Sweet, ripe fruit on the palate, good depth, richness and concentration. Very gastronomic.

 

 

 

Tribute to 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.

 

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