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Incógnito 2012

Varietal: 100% Syrah
Total Acids: 5.9
Final pH: 3.51
Residual Sugars: 3.6
Alcohol: 14%
Barrel ageing: 8 months French Oak (100%)
Grown, produced and bottled at the family estate
Bottled unfined and filtered in July 2013
Total production: 13.700 bottles (75cl)



The story of "Incógnito"

When Hans and Carrie Jorgensen saw Cortes de Cima for the first time in 1988, they knew that this was the place they had been searching for. The rolling hills reminded Carrie of her native California,
and the sunny Mediterranean climate was the contrast to chilly Denmark for which Hans had been longing!

From the start, they did things differently from local custom, i.e. planting red wine varieties in a traditionally white wine area, introducing Syrah, (and at the time illegal!), using an untraditional 'New
World' trellis system– just to name a few. When they bottled their first Syrah varietal in 1998, they were stuck on how to label it, since Syrah was still 'illegal' as a 'Vinho Regional' grape variety, so they called it 'Incógnito´.



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. Aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.



Awards

Top Ten Best Syrah: Syrah du Monde 2016
Gold Medal: Syrah du Monde 2016
Gold Medal: Mundus Vini 2016
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