Vina Morande, Gran Reserva, Syrah, Maule & Maipo ValleysVina Morande
Variety: 100% Syrah
Region: Maule Valley, Chile
Vineyard and Viticulture:
The fruit comes from the La Concordia vineyard located in Cauquenes, in the Maule Valley. Vine were grafted on to 60 year old roots on soils which are granitic in type, of clay & terracotta, and the climate is dry and warm. This provides an ideal place for growing long, persistent, structured reds.
Harvesting is carried out manually, as is the selection of clusters and individual grapes. Prior to fermentation, the must is macerated under cold conditions. Fermentation then takes place, followed by post-fermentative pellicular maceration. The wine is them stored and aged in American oak casks for 14 months.
Deep, intense red with shades of violet. Aromas of fresh herbs, black pepper, red and black fruits, plums, blackberries and some toasty notes. This is a full-bodied wine, structured, with pleasant, complex flavours, sweet tannins & a refreshing, balanced acidity.
Game, lamb & red meats