COUNTRY/REGION: Chile/Aconcagua Valley.
GRAPES: 100% Syrah.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Bright, intense violet red colour. On the nose, this wine reveals aromas of pink pepper, leather, currant, fresh raspberry, with hints of pepper, thyme, bay leaf and tobacco. On the palate, the wine is spicy, perceiving a soft cedar hint, along with black currant, raspberry and a subtle blueberry hint. With velvety tannins, refreshing acidity, displaying nerve and juiciness. A chewy wine with vivid, fine grain tannins.
VINEYARDS: The grapes for our Aconcagua Costa Syrah come from the Manzanar vineyard, located barely 7,5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Planted by Errazuriz in 2005 and 2009, the soil is thin layer of loamy texture and placed on a base of clay and metamorphic rocks, providing the mineral notes present in the wines that are grown in these vineyards. The Syrah is planted in the eastern sector of the vineyard, facing north, which allows the grapes to ripen fully. The drip irrigated, vertically trained vines are planted in thin (40-80 cm deep) loamy soil overlaying slate metamorphic subsoil, which lends great elegance, minerality, and complexity to the wines grown here.
VINTAGE: Warm temperatures in spring and lower than average rainfall resulted in an earlys tart to this challenging yet balanced 2015 vintage. The conditions produced an early harvest, with overall small to normal berry sizes giving excellent flavour concentration and structure to the wine.
WINEMAKING: The grapes were hand picked and transported to the cellar in boxes of 12 kilos approximately to avoid damaging the fruit. They were then carefully inspected in a sorting table, crushed and deposited in stainless steel tanks, where the grapes underwent the fermentation with its native yeasts only. The total maceration time was 12 to 25 days. For 12 months, 12% of the wine was aged in French oak barrles, 78% was aged in second- and third-use French oak barrels, and the remaining 10% was aged in Stockinger foudres of 2,500 litres capacity.
TASTING NOTES: From the a cool coastal vineyard of the Aconcagua Valley, this Syrah exhibits a fine balance of concentration and finesse. Black fruit flavours are joined by hints of white pepper betraying the cool-climate nature of this exciting wine.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.