Howard's Folly Winemaker's Choice 2013

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Howard's Folly Winemaker's Choice 2013

Alentejo, Portugal

Howard's Folly is a small producer of wine from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The winemaker, David Baverstock, is an Australian by nationality but long time Portuguese resident who is credited with revolutionizing the Portuguese wine industry by introducing new world techniques to old world material.

He has won the Portuguese Red Wine Trophy at both the 1999 and 2002 International Wine Challenges, as well as winemaker of the year (Portugal) 1999, the first non Portuguese Winemaker to do so.

Tasting Notes:

This wine has complex aromas of dark berries and plum fruits. It has a firm and well structured palate with lush fruit and great acidity on the finish. Good bottle ageing potential.

Pair it with:

Darker meats and exotic spices bring out the dark fruit notes in this wine. Try it with lamb shawarma, gyros, Asian five spice and Indian tandoori meats.

Grape Varieties:

40% Syrah, 30% Alicante Bouschet, 20% Aragonez, 10% Touriga Nacional.

Aging:

9 months in neutral French and American oak.

Winemaker:

David Baverstock

Alcohol:

14%

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