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Viña Quintay Clava Coastal Reserve Syrah 2012 - Exclusive Wine Club Members

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This is a concentrated wine of elegance and complexity with a soft texture that is a feature of cool climate, coastal Syrah (Shiraz). With a deep red colour and bright violet notes, the wine seduces from the start. The intense aromas of raspberries, cherries and green herbs mingle together in this complex and opulent Syrah. On the palate it is perfectly balanced, with the natural acidity of Casablanca and juicy, sweet, black cherry fruit flavours that are rounded by soft velvety tannins from an extended time spent in French oak barrels. 

Food Matching: Syrah/ Shiraz works really well with robust dishes including red meats, pasta and pizza.

Grape Variety100% Syrah (Shiraz)

Region: Casablanca Valley, Chile
VineyardEstate owned vineyards in Casablanca Valley
Age of the Vineyard: 10 years
Time of Harvest: 15 - 30 May
Altitude: 150m   

Harvest Method: Hand harvest
Viticulture & WinemakingThe grapes are hand picked in small 12kg trays and taken to the winery and put in a cold chamber for 24 hours. Grapes are sorted to leave only perfect berries that are are macerated at under 5°C for approximately 7 days. The juice/berries are then returned to a temperature of 15°C, selected yeasts are added and fermentation begins at 30°C lasting for around 10 days. The wine is pumped over four times per day to optimise the extraction process and to give the wine a great mouth feel. After the fermentation the wine is racked in French oak barrels to begin the malolactic fermentation under controlled conditions for approximately 4 months. Ageing is completed in the barrels for 8 months. Before bottling the wine is gently filtered.
Oak Treatment: 100% of the wine spent a total of 12 months in French oak barrels.
WinemakerVincente Johnson

Alcohol: 14% vol.
Volume: 750ml
Residual sugar: 3.34 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.3
Best Served: 15°
Cellaring:  Ready to drink now but will age well for as much as 5 years or more in bottle.