An unusual blend from the warmer central vineyards in the high elevation Elqui Valley.
Made in a style similar to old world Italian, this is a very fruit driven wine that is juicy (not jammy). Intense ripe blackberry and plum fruits with a touch of vanilla and spice.
Pair with grilled meats and Mediterranean dishes.
The peppery 2019 Carmenere Syrah is a 55/45 blend of the two grapes and is intensely spicy with smoky notes and a very showy nose. The palate is juicy and round, with ripe fruit flavors and integrated acidity. The Syrah from this zone has a lot of character and kind of dominates the blend.Wine Advocate August 2021
Maroon in the glass, it delivers chutney aromas with hints of white pepper, bay leaf and blackberry. In the mouth, it's juicy with a lively freshness, polished tannins and well-defined balsamic flavor.Vinous March 2021
Made from grapes harvested from the La Compañia vineyards near the mid-valley village of Vicuña. Each varietal is fermented in separate stainless steel tanks with four days of cold maceration to achieve the best fruit extraction. Instead of the traditional pumping over method, they use punchdowns to preserve the best tannins, color extraction and expression of terroir possible. The Syrah is partially aged in French oak barrels and the Carmenere is also partially aged in American oak for five months.
- Varietal Composition: 55% Carmenere, 45% Syrah
- Region: Elqui
- Avg Elevation: 1850 feet
- Avg Age of Vines: 18 years
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Size: 12/750ml
- Cases Imported: 1,000
- UPC: 835603002645