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Borsao Zarihs (Old Vine Shiraz) 2015

EBS975

Bodegas Borsao

A powerful high altitude Syrah from Spain - made by Aussie winemaker Chris Ringland. Syrah has the second largest vine plantings at Bodegas Borsao, after Garnacha. It makes up around 17% of the total.

Meet the producer

The winery was established as a co-operative in 1959. In 2001 it joined with two other progressive, co-operative, cellars...

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Production

Syrah was planted over 16 years ago in the foothills of the Moncayo, 600-700m above sea level. The vines take full advantage of their position - limestone soil, sun and the Cierzo wind which blows from the north-west to freshen the grapes. The grapes are macerated for 4-5 days, and then fermentation takes place for 15-20 days in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. 60% remains in stainless steel, whilst the other 40% matures in new American oak for 12 months.

Tasting notes

Ripe aromas of black fruits, blackcurrant pastilles and a hint of coffee and vanilla. The palate has wild blackberries, toasty oak and black pepper notes - all balanced by fresh acidity and a touch of dark chocolate.

Food match

Typically serve with roasted and grilled lamb or beef, but can also work well with pork belly and duck.

Awards

2015 Vintage

Wines from Spain 2018

Winner

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