Syrah
Medalla Real Syrah
Valley: Limari
Vintage

Winemaker's comments

Deep and intense ruby-red color with violet hues. The complex bouquet combines black olives, fresh black fruits like black currant, some spices and minerality. The fresh palate is elegant and concentrated with tremendous balance, and a long, pleasing finish.

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Vinification

The grapes (not crushed) were cold macerated for 5 days prior to fermentation, then inoculated with selected yeasts. The temperature was gradually raised to allow fermentation to begin, but remained below 28ºC (82ºF) throughout the entire process. Pumpovers were controlled by regular tastings; they were most intense during the early stages of fermentation (including 2 daily delestages before 1050 of density) and tapered off toward the end. An extended post-fermentation maceration allowed the wine to develop greater sweetness and elegance on the palate.

Potential aging

5 – 7 years.

Technicals details

  • Alcohol : 14.5 % v/v
  • Total Acidity. (g/l Expressed in Tartaric Acid) : 4.91 g/l
  • pH : 3.55
  • Residual Sugar(g/l) : 3.19  g/l

Winemaker's comments

Deep and intense ruby-red color with violet hues. The complex bouquet combines black olives, fresh black fruits like black currant, some spices and minerality. The fresh palate is elegant and concentrated with tremendous balance, and a long, pleasing finish.

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Vinification

The grapes (not crushed) were cold macerated for 5 days prior to fermentation, then inoculated with selected yeasts. The temperature was gradually raised to allow fermentation to begin, but remained below 28ºC (82ºF) throughout the entire process. Pumpovers were controlled by regular tastings; they were most intense during the early stages of fermentation (including 2 daily delestages before 1050 of density) and tapered off toward the end. An extended post-fermentation maceration allowed the wine to develop greater sweetness and elegance on the palate.

Potential aging

Technicals details

  • Alcohol : 14.3 % v/v
  • Total Acidity. (g/l Expressed in Tartaric Acid) : 5.48 g/l
  • pH : 3.47
  • Residual Sugar(g/l) : 2.59  g/l

Winemaker's comments

Deep, intense ruby-red that still retains a violet edge. The complex bouquet combines fresh fruits, black currant, and forest fruits. The fresh palate is elegant and concentrated with tremendous balance, and a long, pleasing finish.

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Vinification

The partially crushed grapes were cold macerated for 10 days prior to fermentation, then inoculated with selected yeasts. The temperature was gradually raised to allow fermentation to begin, but remained below 28ºC (82ºF) throughout the entire process. Pumpovers were controlled by regular tastings; they were most intense during the early stages of fermentation and tapered off toward the end. An extended post-fermentation maceration allowed the wine to develop greater sweetness and elegance on the palate.

Potential aging

Technicals details

Alcohol: 14% v/v; T.A. (g/l tartaric acid): 5.89 g/l; pH: 3.38; Residual Sugar: 2.43 g/l
Syrah
Medalla Real Syrah
Vineyard

Location

28 km. 17.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean 400 km. (248.5 miles) to the north of Santiago.

Surface

134 ha.

Varieties

Chardonnay, Syrah and Carmnénère.

Climate

Very influenced by proximity to Pacific Ocean and low altitude of the Cordillera de la Costa in this area. Frequent morning mist.

Average annual temperature

15,3 ºC (60 ºF).

Average annual rainfall

150 mm.

Soil

Alluvial deposits with a first layer of clay and a second franco/clayish layer with stones. Calcium carbonate deposits between both layers.

Annual awards:

Korea Wine Challenge - March 2010

Date: March 2010

Country: Korea

Vintage: 2007

Award: Silver Medal