Smart Dog Syrah

SMAR001
A cracking Syrah from the up and coming estate of JP Ramos. This wine has lots of jammy character, bordering on New World with its exuberant sweet fruit and soft tannins.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Trincadeira, 40% Syrah
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap

João Portugal Ramos

João Portugal Ramos is Portugal’s most famous winemaker. Before he began making his own wines, he was a pioneering wine consultant widely considered Portugal’s Pierro Antinori or Emile Peynaud (The New York Times). In the decades that Ramos has consulted, he almost single-handedly opened Portuguese winemaking to the benefits of modern technologies with an emphasis on low yields, occasional oak aging, and the preservation of a grape’s natural fruit flavours. In 1990, he decided it was time to start creating his own wine and he began planting vineyards in Alentejo around his new winery, Vila Santa. J. Portugal Ramos’s 1250 acres of vineyard are located near the ancient marble-filled town of Estremoz in Alentejo. The schist and limestone-clay soil, combined with the region’s Continental climate, create ideal conditions for growing grapes. Ramos’s wines quickly met critical acclaim, and he expanded his vineyards to select locations in Tejo, Beiras and the Douro.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby colour, rich nose of creamed black fruits, sweet spice and touches of liqourice and pepper.

Food Matches

Lovely with red meat casseroles, steak from the BBQ and good mature cheese.