SYRAH

2017 Apontador Quinta da Romaneira

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Grapes Syrah
Colour Red
Origin Portugal, Douro

This is a relatively new addition to the Romaneira range as it has only been released since the 2016 vintage. The 2017 is the product of an early harvest, the winter was cold and then followed by a hot spring, summer with little rainfall, as a result vintage was wrapped up by the 28th September. Thankfully the Douro is used to the heat and so the vines are acclimatised to the conditions. This has more of a nod to the Northern Rhone, with spice, aniseed and rich concentrated black fruits, 10 months in wood, 20% new adds a lovely sheen and complexity to the wine. Drinking range: 2020 - 2030 L&S (Apr 2020)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

Quinta da Romaneira

Whilst an old estate with a consequentially long history, Quinta da Romaneira only really becomes of note when new purchasers of the estate placed it under the management of Christian Seely and Antonio Agrellas who had worked such wonders at Quinta do Noval. Since then the vineyards have been overhauled, the best old vines have been retained in tandem with a replanting programme for the rest of the vineyard. A brand new winery has been constructed, two-thirds of it underground allowing Romaneira to have a proper cool wine cellar in the heart of the Douro valley.

85ha of vineyard, stretching some 3km along the River Douro are planted with both traditional Douro grapes and some plantings of international varieties.

Of course, this being the Douro valley, Quinta da Romaneira produce some very high quality Ports, but the forward focus of the estate is to realise the potential for table wine. In the words of Christian Seely, "our challenge has been, and remains, to find ways to vinify unfortified wines from the Douro that can take their rightful place among the great wines of the world, alongside the other great classic regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy or the Rhone Valley."

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
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