VARIETY: Syrah 95%.
STYLE: Elegant, complex and structured, with qualities typical of the Limarí Valley.
TYPE OF SOIL: clay with calcareous stratas, granite with sands.
Coming from the 174,470 and 99 clones, the grapes were harvested by hand from the fourth week of April through the first week of
May. From the vineyard, they were carefully transported to the winery. Once there, the grapes were destemmed, gently crushed and
sent to a stainless steel vat for fermentation. After six days of pre-fermentation, selected yeasts were added. During the fermentation
process, which reached temperatures of 26-28°C, the must (juice with grape skins) was macerated with aerated recycling gradually
moving the liquid from the bottom to the top of the vat 1.5 times until the fermentation process reached half the alcoholic volume.
The alcoholic fermentation was finalized by macerating the wine with the grape skins for one more week to achieve an improved
structure and more character. Next the wine was separated from the grape skins which were then pressed to yield a second fraction
of wine. After that, the wine was aged in barrels, where it remained for a period of 12 months. Finally, the wine in casks went through
a process of cold stabilization and then was gently filtered prior to bottling.
Oriental spices and meaty notes appear first at the nose but the true personality is coming with flowers and stony notes. The fruit is
made of fresh strawberries, blackberries and small wild berries with pink pepper and soft vanilla hints.
The palate starts clear and fresh and goes on to offer its energic and juicy texture. The whole body shows a good depth thanks to a
frame of small and tight tannins along with an integrated acidity. The finish offers a good length, tannins for the future, and of course
a floral fruit layered by mineral touches.
This wine is a very special barrel selection: it has been aged in 400 lts French barrels, 22% new, 30 % second use, 30% third use and
20% fourth use. All oaks are 36 months dried, mostly coming from Bertranges and Tronçais, Nevers y Allier. Coopers are Adour,
Sylvain, Vallaurine, Dargaud, and Remond with Light toast and Medium long Toasts, during 12 month.
From now until 2018
José Pablo Martin.
|Name||Tamaya Syrah Gran Reserva 2011 Limari Valley Chile|
VARIETY: Syrah 95%.
|Country of Production|
|Type||Still table wine|
|Awards||Gold Medal - Japan Wine Challenge. Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit|
|Points||90 Points GUÍA MESA Y CATA 2015 LA CAV, CHILE|
|Bottle size||Bottle 75cl|
|Drink from - until||Now- 2018|
|Wine Maker||José Pablo Martin.|
|Food matching||Caramelized pork ribs|