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Azamor 2014

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Azamor uses a mixture of local varieties, such as Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, as well as international ones such as Petit Verdot, Syrah and Merlot, to produce bold yet elegant red wines that are packed with juicy fruit and ripe tannins. Alison and Joaquin Luiz Gomes bought the Azamor estate in 1998 and planted their first vineyard in 2001. Known as the “bread basket” of Portugal, the Alentejo has staked a claim as one of the country’s most important red wine regions and is renowned for its consistency of good quality, excellent value, fruit driven wines. David Baverstock, an Australian who has lived in Portugal for 30 years, consults on the winemaking. Relatively far south, the Alentejo climate is known for its dry, hot summers, when the temperature can easily rise to 40-45°C. Azamor’s 27 hectares of vineyards, however, are the most densely planted in the region and lie at 350m above sea level on low vigour, clay and schist slopes. The resulting wines have an elegance, concentration and depth of flavour that is rare in the region. Azamor is beautifully aromatic with lush dark fruit perfume. On the palate it is well rounded with lots of delicious red and black fruit flavours including dark cherry, black plum, raspberry and blackberry with touches of spice and toast adding complexity. It has a smooth persistent finish with supple, ripe tannins and lovely balancing acidity.

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Azamor Wines:
Azamor is a boutique family owned winery, dedicated to perfecting each vintage in its own personal style. The vineyard has been carefully nurtured from January through to the August Harvest, when the grapes are hand-selected and carefully transported in small boxes to the winery. With modern winemaking techniques and skill, Azamor aims to create wines that reflect the Azamor Vineyard adngrape varieties, to create the unique Azamor blends.

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Azamor uses a mixture of local varieties, such as Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, as well as international ones such as Petit Verdot, Syrah and Merlot, to produce bold yet elegant red wines that are packed with juicy fruit and ripe tannins. Alison and Joaquin Luiz Gomes bought the Azamor estate in 1998 and planted their first vineyard in 2001. Known as the “bread basket” of Portugal, the Alentejo has staked a claim as one of the country’s most important red wine regions and is renowned for its consistency of good quality, excellent value, fruit driven wines. David Baverstock, an Australian who has lived in Portugal for 30 years, consults on the winemaking. Relatively far south, the Alentejo climate is known for its dry, hot summers, when the temperature can easily rise to 40-45°C. Azamor’s 27 hectares of vineyards, however, are the most densely planted in the region and lie at 350m above sea level on low vigour, clay and schist slopes. The resulting wines have an elegance, concentration and depth of flavour that is rare in the region. Azamor is beautifully aromatic with lush dark fruit perfume. On the palate it is well rounded with lots of delicious red and black fruit flavours including dark cherry, black plum, raspberry and blackberry with touches of spice and toast adding complexity. It has a smooth persistent finish with supple, ripe tannins and lovely balancing acidity.

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