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Joao Portugal Ramos Syrah Trincadeira Quinta da Vicosa 750ml 2006
Sku: 1864314
Quinta da Vicosa is one of Joao Portugal Ramos̵7; biggest vineyards, with a total of 100 acres located near Estremoz. In this vineyard different grape varieties have been planted every y ...more
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Country: Portugal
Region: Alentejano
Grape Varietal: Syrah,Trincadeira
Type: Still wine
Reg. $39.99
On Sale $33.49
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Quinta da Vicosa is one of Joao Portugal Ramos̵7; biggest vineyards, with a total of 100 acres located near Estremoz. In this vineyard different grape varieties have been planted every year, with the winery choosing to plant one Portuguese variety and one foreign variety to produce this wine, which is always new and appealing to the consumer. In this wine, the vintner has chosen to blend the international Syrah with the indigenous Trincadeira. Part of the harvest is foot trodden in marble troughs, known as lagares, and the remainder is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged for 12 months in new French and oak half barrels.
Food pairing
Delightful when paired with roast lamb or duck as well as aged cheeses.

Producer
Born into a family with a long history of wine production, Joao Portugal Ramos was awarded a degree in agronomy by the Institute of Agronomy in Lisbon . After a period of training at the National Viniculture Studies Centre in Dois Portos, in 1980 he embarked on a career as oenologist in the Alentejo region.Benefiting from the gained knowledge, Joao Portugal Ramos established Consulvinus at the end of the 80’s with the aim of attending to the various requests from several producers all over the country. In this way, from 1989 onwards Consulvinus extended its activity beyond the Alentejo region to Ribatejo, Peninsula de Setubal, Dao, Beiras, Estremadura and Douro. It also participated in the development of distinguished Portuguese wines and revitalized regions that were sinking to oblivion by wine-lovers and consumers.The successes achieved and prizes won by these wines throughout his career have brought him national and international acclaim as one of the main figures responsible for the development of Portuguese wines during the last ten years.In 1990 Joao Portugal Ramos started his personal project by planting the first 5 hectares of vineyards in Estremoz, where he lives since 1988.A consequence of the rules regarding investments in vineyards was the problem of transforming grapes. In a region with high potential for producing quality wines as Borba, he decided to present a project with the aim of transforming his own grapes, as well as grapes originating from rented vineyards and grapes bought in the scope of long-term agreements.In these agreements, the technical management of vineyards, from planting to phytosanitary treatments and choosing the date of harvest, is under the responsibility of the viticultural department.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 was the location chosen by Joao Portugal Ramos to make his own wines after a long career as consultant oenologist in wine creation in the main wine-growing regions of Portugal.

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