CACHAPOAL VALLEY, CHILE
85% SYRAH, 15% MOURVÈDRE
Notes of plum, blueberry, violets, green pepper, and herbs
Pairs well with Steak night, Lamb, Tacos
Residual Sugar: 2.75 g/L
Big and bold, this South American Syrah pays homage to some of the great wines of the Northern Rhône Valley in France. In this blend containing majority Syrah, you get plush flavors of blue and purple fruits that jump out of the glass with the little kiss of Mourvèdre adding earthy, peppery notes that make this a deliciously complete and rich red wine.
Many South American vineyards are nestled among some of the tallest and most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, with elevations as high as 20 (“veinte”) thousand feet. At these higher elevations, the air is thin and dry, making it inhospitable for many pests that attack grapevines, therefore eliminating the need for pesticides. These extreme growing conditions make for delicious wine that exhibits concentrated flavors and unique character.
The grapes for this Syrah were harvested from vines in Cachapoal Valley, Chile. After harvest, grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks for 2 weeks. The wine was then aged for 10 months in a mixture of stainless-steel vessels, French oak barrels, and French oak foudre before bottling.
DID YOU KNOW?
Mourvèdre has many names including Monastrell and Mataro. It is used primarily to blend with Grenache and Syrah, and has a lot of similar style characteristics to Cabernet.