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Francisco Baettig and Eduardo Chadwick touch red wine glasses in a toast to Errazuriz

‘Aconcagua Costa’ Syrah 2016

Aconcagua Valley
  • 75cl bottle

Bright, intense violet red color. On the nose, this wine reveals spicy aromas along with notes of fresh, thyme and bay leaves. On the palate, soft touches of cedar and its spicy profile is framed by notes of fresh black fruit. Soft and elegant tannins stand out along with its refreshing acidity, which shows nerve and juiciness.

Vineyards

The grapes for our Aconcagua Costa Syrah are sourced from the Aconcagua Costa vineyard, located 12 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean. Planted by Vina Errazuriz in 2005 and 2009, the soil is composed by a thin layer of loamy texture and placed on a base of clay and metamorphic rock (slate/schist), providing the mineral notes present in the wines that are grown in these vineyards.

Vintage

The challeng ing vintage of 2016 performed different scenarios through the season, with a cool spring and a warmer than average summer. A rainy and cool October was followed by pleasant spring days in November, promoting a healthy flowering and fruit set. At the beginning of the summer temperatures gradually increased, reaching a peak in January, with higher than average temperature. February was warm, with sunny weather interspersed with cool morning fog, prevailing through to the end of the growing season. All of these conditions delivered wines of outstanding vivacity and character.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand picked between March 11th and April 23rd and transported to the cellar in boxes of 15kg to avoid damaging the fruit. The fruit was then carefully inspected at the sorting table, crush and deposited in stainless steel tanks, where grapes underwent fermentation with natural yeasts. The total maceration time was 12 to 25 days. For 16 months, 15% of this wine was aged in new French oak barrels, 75% in second and third use French oak barrels, while the remaining 10% was aged in concrete eggs.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
  • Mature Strong Cheeses