Homenagem Hans Christian Andersen Red
In 1866 HC Andersen visited Portugal, which he referred to as ‘the earthly paradise’. During his 3 month stay, he found inspiration for many stories, one of which ‘The Toad’ (original title – Skrubtudsen) has been incorporated into our label. In 1991, we were the first ones to plant Syrah in the Alentejo, choosing rootstock from southern Rhone clones. “Homenagem Hans Christian Andersen” is 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 by extended skin maceration to enhance varietal fruit characters, and to provide tannin structure and balance. Aged for 8 months in French and American oak barrels
Distinctions: 18 pts in Revista de Vinhos; 90 pts in Robert Parker; 90 pts in Wine Spectator Magazine; 17,5 pts in Vinho Grandes Escolhas.
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Sweet, meaty, savoury fruit on the palate, finishes with good acidity.
Red meats, roast beef and grilled meats.
Complex aromas of vanilla, tobacco and cigar box.