Homenagem a Hans Christian Andersen 2012

73.20

Product Description

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 Cortes de Cima | 7960-189 Vidigueira | Portugal www.cortesdecima.pt by extended skin maceration to enhance varietal fruit characters, and to provide tannin structure and balance. Aged for 8 months in French (85%) and American (15%) oak barrels.

Our Winemaker´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.

Appellation: Vinho Regional Alentejano
Varieties: Syrah (100%)
Sustainable Viticulture: Integrated Protection

Total Acids: 6.10
Final pH: 3.51
Total Sugar: 1.0
Alcohol: 14%
Barrel Ageing: 8 months in French (85%) and American (15%) oak barrels
Grown, produced and bottled on the family estate.

Available in bottles of 1.5L for online shopping

Reviews

“Vermelho com nuances acastanhadas. Aromas a fruta vermelha madura e fruta preta. Mas já se nota alguma folha de tabaco. Boca suave e ampla, com a fruta bem presente e ligeiro apimentado muito agradável. Belo vinho.” – Revista de Vinhos

“This is a beautifully perfumed wine, with violets and ripe juicy black fruits. It has a concentrated firm structure that puts the fruitiness on a pedestal and gives it shape and intensity.” – Wine Enthusiast

“Understated, fresh and beautifully focused, this is very appealing, a Syrah that has modest intensity of flavor, some focus and a lot of finesse…Overall, this graceful Syrah is nicely wrought.” – Mark Squires, robertparker.com

“Suave and refined, with plush cherry tart, plum and raspberry flavors that are creamy and well-spiced. Chocolate accents and plenty of cardamom notes on the finish.” – Wine Spectator (Oct 31, 2016)

“tannins fine and nicely dry” – Julia Harding, Jancisrobinson.com

Track Record - Awards

2012 Vintage – Medalha de Ouro – Mundus Vini 2016
2012 Vintage – Medalha de Prata – International Wine Challenge 2016
2012 Vintage – 92 – Wine Enthusiast
2012 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker
2012 Vintage – 90 – Wine Spectator
2011 Vintage – Gold Medal – Syrah du Monde 2015
2011 Vintage – Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
2011 Vintage – Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2014
2011 Vintage – 92 (Cellar Selection) – Wine Enthusiast
2011 Vintage – 90 – Robert Parker/Mark Squires
2010 Vintage – 92 (Cellar Selection) – Wine Enthusiast
2010 Vintage – Gold Medal – Syrah du Monde 2013
2010 Vintage – Regional Portugal Trophy – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012
2010 Vintage – Gold Medal – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2012
2010 Vintage – Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013
2010 Vintage – Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
2010 Vintage – Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
2009 Vintage – 92 (Cellar Selection) – Wine Enthusiast
2009 Vintage – Gold Medal (Top Ten) – Syrah du Monde 2012
2009 Vintage – Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2012
2009 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2012
2008 Vintage – Silver Medal – Intl Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2010
2008 Vintage – Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge – London 2010
2007 Vintage – Gold Medal – Challenge Intl. du Vin – Bordeaux 2010

Additional information

Weight 2.4800 kg