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Senses Syrah

Winemaker: Óscar Gato
Grape varieties: 100% Syrah

Soil: Chalky-clay and schist
 

Vinification: Syrah is a variety which adapts well to hot climates. It is in the Alentejo region, more particularly in Borba, that Syrah can meet the exceptional conditions for its development and expression of its sensory characteristics – freshness and maturity. The vines where this grape is planted have increased considerably in the past few years. The grapes were selected through a rigorous control of the maturation phase. In the winery, after the manual harvesting and the careful transport, the grapes were de-stemmed and fermented with complete maceration in stainless steel lagares (wine presses) at a controlled temperature of 25 ºC, after which the malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel vats.

Ageing: For the wine to gain more complexity and a balanced structure, the wine aged for 9 months in new French oak barrels and for about 4 months in the bottle.


Analysis

Alcohol: 14%Vol
Total Acidity: 5,60 g/l
pH: 3,60
Total SO2: < 100 mg/l


Tasting Notes

Color: Clear appearance, deep grenade colour.
Aroma: Good aromatic intensity with notes of black fruits, fruit cake and chocolate.
Palate: Soft flavour, slightly acid – sour cherry bonbon – full-bodied tannins, slight hint of toast and a bit unctuous in the aftertaste.
 

How to serve: Best served at room temperature (16-17ºC)

Gastronomy: As an accompaniment to red meats, game and soft cheeses. Best consumed after bottling or stored for 6 years.
 

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Vinhos do Alentejo 2020