Signos de Origen Syrah La Quebrada, DO Valle de Casablanca [Organic & Biodynamic] - Boutinot
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Signos de Origen Syrah La Quebrada, DO Valle de Casablanca [Organic & Biodynamic] 2017

CHV665

Emiliana

Hugely seductive, dark, dangerous and moreish stuff! La Quebrada (the name of the vineyard blocks) literally means “Gully” due to the location of the vineyards that are at the foothills of the coastal range of mountains in Casablanca.

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Emiliana is one of Chile's most exciting producers and pioneers in organic and biodynamic winemaking. Since 1998, this...

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Production

The climate is cold due to the influence of the Pacific and the Humboldt current which presents permanent humidity and average temperatures of 25ºC in summer and 14º in winter. There are no aquifers nearby, so irrigation is used, which means that water is limited to specific points in the growing season. The vineyard has different types of soils, from evolved and black clay, to coarse yellow sand. Upon arriving at the cellar, the grapes were deposited onto a conveyor belt for selection. Leaves and damaged fruit were removed and the selected bunches were transported by another conveyor belt for destemming. The individual grapes were selected by caliber and continued on to a vibrating machine to ensure perfection in the selection. They then dropped gently into a wooden vat for a 6-day pre-fermentation cold soak at 8ºC. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in French oak vats with native yeasts at 24º–27ºC. The pump-over program is determined by enological criteria, and total maceration time is 17 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally in barrels. The wine is aged for 13 months in barrels and egg-shaped concrete tanks. The wine is stabilized naturally without treatments and passes through a 3–5-micron (absolute) cartridge filter before bottling. 43% of the wine spends 13 months in oak barrels, 38% in foudres, and 19% in a concrete egg.

Tasting notes

Intense, deep bluish-violet in colour. Its very expressive aromas recall red fruits such as raspberries and blue fruit such as blueberries. Notes of violets, chocolate, charcuterie, and leather appear as the wine opens. Tremendously smooth on the palate with good body and lush tannins. The very long finish ends with notes of liquorice.

Food match

Ideal with grilled meats, lamb curry, roast pork with plum sauce, or duck magret with spices. Also very good with aged and blue cheeses

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