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Duratón Syrah
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Duratón Syrah

VdT Castilla y León, Bodegas Ribera del Duratón, 2012

750 ml
Grape variety: Syrah
Producer: Bodegas Ribera del Duratón / Fam. Magaña
Origin: Spain / Castilla y León
In stock
Article nr. 37042712
Grape variety: Syrah
Producer: Bodegas Ribera del Duratón / Fam. Magaña
Origin: Spain / Castilla y León


Intense, red-fruity and spicy nose with nuances of peppermint, pepper and animal notes complete the complex bouquet. Broad, balanced and juicy in the mouth. The tannins are velvety and smooth, with a distinct aroma. Nice balance of fruit and wood. Terroir accentuated with a long finish.


Origin: Spain / Castilla y León
Grape variety: Syrah
Maturity: 3 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Brasato di manzo al Barolo, Spiced grillades, Roast veal with morel sauce, Wild specialities, Wild boar entrecôte with Spätzli, Spicy hard cheese
Vinification: fully destemmed, short must fermentation, Pumping over, soft pressing, fermentation in cement tank
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection, in small boxes
Maturation: in new barriques, long cultivation
Bottling: filtration
Maturation duration: 13 months
Volume: 15.0 %
Note: contains sulphites


Spain – Variety and perfection

“Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember...,” begins Don Quixote's odyssey.

The most famous part is definitely when Don Quixote thinks windmills are his enemy and wants to fight them – until they nearly kill him. It’s possible there was a bit too much of the La Mancha wine at play. Spanish vines fight for their survival in rugged landscapes, battling fierce drought and rough soils. But they fight well.


Castilla y León

Castile and León: Increasing diversity

Only 30 years ago, the autonomous region of Castile and León was an almost blank spot on the European wine list. This has changed immensely thanks to three grape varieties. The Tempranillo variety yields feisty, strong wines in Ribera del Duero and Toro. And Bierzo, the small wine area in the region's northwest, has experienced an impressive ascent, thanks to the character-laden Mencia variety. Finally, the fresh and fruity Verdelho pressings from Rueda have become the most successful Spanish white wines.


Bodegas Ribera del Duratón / Fam. Magaña

Grape varieties


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.