“I am always ready to try grape varieties from other parts of the world. I simply feel it essential that they adjust well to their new environment and integrate as if they were Douro grapes. As it happens, Syrah adapts perfectly. It expresses a very Douro-style personality rather than being typically Syrah.
Just for fun, we decided to bottle a small quantity of pure Syrah, which we called “Labrador Syrah” in honour of António Agrellos’ dog.”
Serve at 16-18°C.
WHEN CAN I DRINK IT?
It is ready to drink as soon as it is bottled. Enjoy this wine young.
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2007 was the first vintage year for Labrador Syrah.
The expression of Syrah at Quinta do Noval is practically that of a local grape variety.
Syrah has become steeped in the local soil, which it expresses to perfection.
We use the “remontage” method for wine in stainless steel vats, with temperatures held at 26ºC.
All wine is matured in French oak casks for approximately 18 months.