Vudu Syrah, 2018, Quinta da Lagoalva, Tejo
A smooth, easy, yet rich red wine that's certain to bewitch with every sip.
About this wine
If you've wondered before about the difference between Syrah and Shiraz, they're genetically the same grape, but the wines they produce can be very different in style, depending on origin and winemaking preferences. The typical 'old-world' (Europe) Syrah tends to be lighter and leaner than the intense Shiraz wines of the new world (not Europe), which tend to be richer, riper and more full-bodied.
Luscious red berry flavours mingle with a velvety richness, rounded off with a lovely vanilla edge thanks to 6 month's ageing in oak. The softness to this wine makes it easy to drink without food, so it's perfect for a relaxed gathering with friends, maybe when the weather isn't so great and you're looking for something warming.
What Makes It So Grape?
Produced in Tejo, Portugal
The estate Quinta da Lagoalva is part of a region of unique natural beauty surrounding the south bank of the river Tagus. In 1846, the Quinta was inherited by the second Duke of Pamela, a Portuguese nobleman, and since then, it has remained in the possession of the descendants of the Duke. The family’s commitment to wine dates back to 1888, and today the 45 hectares of vineyards are planted with the best Portuguese and international varietals, expressive of it's unique terroir.
Viticulture has deep roots in Tejo and it is heralded as one of the oldest wine producing regions in Portugal. Vineyards have graced the banks of the Tejo River (Tagus in English) since Roman times, and the influence of past grape-growing cultures is evident in the many architectural relics dotting the landscape.