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J Portugal Ramos Vila Santa Syrah 2007

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In 1990 João Portugal Ramos started his personal project by planting the first 5 hectares of vineyards in Estremoz, where he has lived since 1988.The first harvest dates from 1992 and in the following years the wine was produced in rented buildings. In 1997 vinification took place in the new estate for the first time. The construction of the winery in Estremoz, on Monte da Caldeira, began in 1997. The winery was enlarged in 2000, and nowadays comprises 9.000 square meters (vineyards not included), having a modern vinification technology, a bottling area and cellars with approximately 2000 French, American and Portuguese oak barrels used for ageing the wines. At the winery on Monte da Caldeira the modern is harmoniously combined with the best Portuguese wine-growing tradition, and part of the grapes for more sophisticated wines are still foot trodden. This great Syrah has a great aromatic concentration with mineral highlights, spices and even a suggestion of bitter chocolate and ripe fruits. It’s a potent, elegant and smooth red, with firm tannins and a great, persistent finish.

Region: Portugal » Alentejo

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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In 1990 João Portugal Ramos started his personal project by planting the first 5 hectares of vineyards in Estremoz, where he has lived since 1988.The first harvest dates from 1992 and in the following years the wine was produced in rented buildings. In 1997 vinification took place in the new estate for the first time. The construction of the winery in Estremoz, on Monte da Caldeira, began in 1997. The winery was enlarged in 2000, and nowadays comprises 9.000 square meters (vineyards not included), having a modern vinification technology, a bottling area and cellars with approximately 2000 French, American and Portuguese oak barrels used for ageing the wines. At the winery on Monte da Caldeira the modern is harmoniously combined with the best Portuguese wine-growing tradition, and part of the grapes for more sophisticated wines are still foot trodden. This great Syrah has a great aromatic concentration with mineral highlights, spices and even a suggestion of bitter chocolate and ripe fruits. It’s a potent, elegant and smooth red, with firm tannins and a great, persistent finish.

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