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Syrah Reserva
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Syrah Reserva

Colchagua Valley, Terra Noble, 2015

750 ml
Grape variety: Syrah
Producer: Viñedos Terranoble
Origin: Chile / Valle Central / Colchagua
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Article nr. 51030715
Grape variety: Syrah
Producer: Viñedos Terranoble
Origin: Chile / Valle Central / Colchagua

Attributes

Origin: Chile / Valle Central / Colchagua
Grape variety: Syrah
Maturity: 1 to 4 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Châteaubriand, Filet Wellington, Wild specialities, Wild fowl, Cheese board
Vinification: short must fermentation, fermentation in steel tank, fermentation at low temperatures
Maturation: in steel tank
Volume: 13.5 %
Note: contains sulphites
Countries

Chile

Chile – Where fortune came from tragedy

Wine-growing in Chile was born less out of economic reasons than lifestyle. Like the rest of the world, its aristocratic landowners admired everything that came out of France. They imitated French culture, built their haciendas in French architectural styles, and took trips to France. In 1851, the first French vines were brought back and formed the basis for producing quality wines.

Regions

Valle Central

Valle Central: the heart of Chilean viticulture

Valle Central comprises the four most important wine-growing areas in Chile. It starts in the southern outlying districts of the capital, Santiago, and stretches around 400 kilometres to the south, ending at the city of Parral. Red Bordeaux varieties occupy over 70 percent of total vineyard area. Depending on how strongly the particular microclimate is influenced by the cool influence of the Andes or the Pacific, stylistically varied wines result. Specialties like Carménère, Syrah and Carignan are gaining ground.

Subregions

Colchagua

Colchagua Valley: a hot spot for top red crus

Some 200 kilometres south of Santiago, Colchagua Valley comprises the southern part of the Rapel Valley, which in turn is a sub-zone of the great Central Valley (Valle Central). In the last 20 years, Colchagua has increasingly issued super-premium wine from red varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère and Syrah. Many of the newly established vineyards for top wines are located on steep slopes in high-altitude hill zones.

Producers

Viñedos Terranoble

Soon after their arrival, the first Spanish colonists were already remarking the ideal vine growing conditions in Chile. In this country of great contrasts, embedded between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, the many wine regions differ significantly through micro-climate, topography and altitudes, and geological properties. TerraNoble owns vineyards in three different regions and so can provide different varieties with the most suitable growing conditions.

The big estate La Higuera stands in the Maule valley, in the southern part of the Central valley, some 250 Km from the capital Santiago, and cultivates a wide range of grape varieties. Further north, a Mediterranean climate nurses the Colchagua Valley which fits particularly well to the needs of the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Carmenère and the Syrah grapes: in Los Lingues at the foot of the Andes where the offset temperature reaches 20°C between night and day, and in Los Cactus along the coastline. The Casablanca Valley, strongly influenced by the nearby Pacific with morning fog and little rain, is more suiting for other varieties like the Chardonnay or the Sauvignon Blanc.

Grape varieties

Syrah

A hint of pepper

The legend stubbornly persists that the Syrah variety came from the Persian city of Shiraz. Yet, researchers have shown that it is a natural crossing of two old French varieties: the red Dureza from the Rhône Valley and the white Mondeuse blanche from Savoy. Wines from Syrah are gentle and concentrated. They smell of dark berries, violets and liquorice, and amaze with a piquant touch of white pepper. As varietal wines, they are found on the northern Rhone, as in the Hermitage or Côte Rôtie appellations, as well as in Swiss Valais. In the southern Rhône Valley, Syrah is often wedded with Grenache and Mourvèdre. In 1832, a Frenchman brought the variety to Australia, where it became the emblem of the national wine industry. There, the weightiest versions develop with typical notes of tar and chocolate.

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