This Syrah is sourced from steep blocks of Montes' Finca Apalta Estate vineyard with some additions from moderately sloped west facing blocks of their Marchigüe Estate vineyard. These two unique vineyards feature granite-rich soils in differing degrees of decomposition. Both have considerable variation in the clay content, depth, and organic matter from the influence of erosion and deposits from local rivers over time. The soils are generally deep in the flat areas and thinner at the foot of the mountains and at higher elevations.

93 Points
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
A dry season, with yields reduced 15–20%, intensified the wines. Summer's high temperatures accelerated the ripening process and meant harvest was a month earlier in some cases. The low fruit set resulted in bunches at with small grapes, positively affecting the concentration of aromas, flavours, and color in red grapes, giving very high quality for wines.
Tasting Note
Deep red-violet in color, the nose is full of Syrah character, with strong notes of ripe blackberry and blueberry. On the palate, strawberry and cherry are underscored by meringue and liquorice with a subtle hint of leather. The palate is balanced and very smooth, with good body and a very appealing elegance.
Food Pairing
Highly recommended with duck breast, lamb or pork chops, pasta with pesto, lamb masala, or chicken with mushroom sauce.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 90% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Viognier
APPELLATION: Colchagua Valley
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 3.68 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 55% of the wine was aged for 12 months in first, second, and third use French oak barrels.
Unique Selling Points
  • First winery to plant Syrah in Chile
  • Unique blend of granite soil types from Apalta and Marchigϋe.
  • Distinct varietal character and generous body make this an exceptional value

About the Grape

Syrah has seductively dense, rich, chewy black berry aromas and flavors, with notes of tar, wood smoke, bacon, leather, chocolate, and sometimes violets. The tannins are firm yet elegant.
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