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Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva

Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva

Sub-region: Curicó Valley
Varieties: Syrah 55% - Cabernet Sauvignon 40% - Petit Verdot 4% - Mourvedre 1%
Soil: Loam/clay, with colluvial granite.
Alcohol: 14%
Total acidity: 5 g/L
Residual sugar: 2 g/L

Climate:

Warm temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime and a wide range between daytime and nighttime temperatures, resulting from the proximity of the Pacific Ocean (80 kilometers, or 50 miles) and the Andes mountains (50 kilometers, or 37 miles).

Soil:

This blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Mourvedre is made starting with grapes from hillside parcels. The soils are loam and clay with colluvial granite produced by erosion of the hill.

Viniculture:

Age of vines: 10 years
Vine management system: Trellis
Density: 5,000 plants/hectare (2,020 plants/acre)
Yield: 6-10 tons/hectare (2.4-4 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method: picking, with double selection in vineyard, second half of April.

Vinification:

Maceration: 20-25 days with cold pre-fermentative maceration for four days at under 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit).
Extraction:
pumping-over and punching.
Fermentation:
Starts with active dry yeast (Bayanus); temperature 25-28 degrees Celsius (77-82 Fahrenheit).
Aging: 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Intense cherry color.
Nose: Intense Nose of raspberry, essence of rose, black pepper, nutmeg and coffee beans.
Mouth: Fresh and round on the palate; a pleasant finish with notes of vanilla.
Pairing recommendation: Boeuf Bourguignon.

 
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