Azamor Red Blend Vinho Regional Alentejano 2005
Percentage Grape: 27% Syrah, 18% Touriga Nacional, 18% Merlot, 14% Trincadeira, 12% Alicante Bouschet, 9% Mouvedre, 2% Petit Verdot<br/><br/>Soil: Dry and poor shale clay<br/><br/>Growing Climate: Mediterranean<br/><br/>Type of Wood: French and American oak barrels<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 %<br/><br/>PH: 3,59<br/><br/>Aging Time: 7 months<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l<br/><br/>Total Acidity: 4,9 g/l
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.
A blend - which always seems to work better than single varietals from Portugal - of 40% Syrah, 40% Touriga Franca and 20% Merlot. Great fruity aroma, still fresh despite a few years of age. Lovely, soft, plummy palate with good structure and acidity. Some elegance. http://www.spittoon.biz/great_iberian_wines_from_vinot.html