LABRADOR SYRAH


“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.”

Christian Seely



  • Read in the press

    - Labrador Syrah 2007
    90 pts - This pretty, peppery red offers fine balance and texture. Cherry, mineral and spice flood the midpalate, with notes of mocha, mineral and dark chocolate on the finish. Wine Spectator KM, 28/02/2010
    91 + pts - For the Love of Port RH, 2010 
    16 + pts - JancisRobinson.com, 03/02/2011




    THE DOURO WINE REVOLUTION
    Find out more about our vision and applied resources. 2007 was the first vintage year for Labrador Syrah.

    GRAPE VARIETIES
    100% 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.

    VINIFICATION
    We use the “remontage” method for wine in stainless steel vats, with temperatures held at 26ºC. 

    MATURING
    All wine is matured in French oak casks for approximately 18 months.

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