Vina Morande, Edicion Limitada, Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon, Maule & Maipo Valleys
£18.99

Variety: 50% Syrah, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2010

Region: Maule Valley & Maipo Valley Chile

Vineyard and Viticulture:  

The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from San Bernardo, in the Maipo Valley. The soils are alluvial with a deep layer of stones, providing excellent drainage. The climate is a dry Mediterranean climate, refreshed by breezes that blow along the river gorge. The Syrah grapes come from Loncomilla, in the Maule Valley from a 63 year old Pais vineyard grafted in 2005. The soils are low fertility granitic-type soils with terracotta clay and a hot, dry climate. 

 

Vinification:

The grapes are picked by hand into 10kg crates and undergo a double selection process, first cluster-by-cluster and then grape-bygrape. Vinification is carried out in the traditional Bordeaux style. The two varieties are made separately and aged for 16 to 18 months in barrel: French oak for the Cabernet and American for the Syrah. Finally each cask is classified and the two wines are mixed or blended together. 

 

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of forest fruits, dark chocolate, tobacco and spices. The palate has an abundance of smooth tannins, with an intensely fruity body and great freshness. 

 

Serving Suggestion:

Roast meat dished & game

ABV 15%