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Tapada do Barão Selected Harvest Red 2014

The Author

Henrique Granadeiro, a successful business man (he is now the president of the Portuguese telecom – PT), was born in the Alentejo region, located in the South of Portugal. Although his professional life made him move to Lisbon, he always felt strongly connected to this land.
His contact with the wine business goes back a long way as member of the board of the Eugénio de Almeida in the creation of the iconic brands “Cartuxa” and “Pêra Manca”.
In 2001 decided that was time to give wings to his dreams and launched his personnal project in Reguen-gos, in the centre of Alentejo and close to the region where he was born. Since then he has devoted all his knowledge and passion into the creation of his wines.



The land

Located on the outskirts of Reguengos is the “Monte dos Perdigões”.
Owned by the Granadeiro family since 2001 this property was once the home of Damião de Góis ( a famous Portuguese historian that lived in the XVIth Century) and later to Luís de Freitas Branco a music composer that was one of the most relevant figures of the Portuguese culture in the XXth Century and it is believed that some of his most important pieces were composed there.



The winemaker

Pedro Baptista was born in 1969. He studied in the “École Supérieure d’Oenologie” in Montepellier, Fran-ce where he graduated.
With a long experience in the region he started working with Henrique Granadeiro in 1994 at Adega Car-tuxa, and in 2002 he became the responsible for all the wines produced at the winery.
In 2010 he received the Winemaker of the year Award by the portuguese wine magazine “Wine”



The wine

An excellent ambassador for Alentejo red wines. An easy to drink and very fresh blend of 3 grape varieties. A good choice when looking for an elegant wine to accompany an inspiring meal.



Technical information

Grape Varieties: Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah
Vinification: Fermented in marble tanks with controlled temperature. The wine then macerates "sur lies" in vats.
Alcohol: 14 ,5%



Tasting notes

Colour: Ruby
Aroma: Wild berries and spices.
Taste: Good structure with firm but smooth tannins.
Finishing: Long, pleasent and smooth.



Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 (RU) - Silver
Concurso Nacional de Vinhos Engarrafados 2014 (Portugal) - Prata

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