Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
Region: San Antonio Valley
Vinification: The winemaking process takes place in 6 and 8 ton capacity, open-top tanks. Some bunches were destemmed using different techniques, and others have been left intact, to enhance volume and complexity. The grapes underwent a cold soak prior to the wild yeasts fermentation, at various fermentation temperatures. Depending on fermentation and wine conditions, different techniques were employed such as punch down and pump overs. The wine was racked in selected French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation.
Ageing/Maturation: Aged in French oak barrels for14 months
Sweetness: 1.67 g/L
Matetic Corralillo Syrah 2013
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Vivid red with a deep pink-purple tint in color. Generous and intense varietal aroma, with hints of red fruits, violets and pepper while chocolate notes from the oak combine with the spiciness to create balance. Finely structured, intense and complex; balanced, with long tannins and a lingering finish.
Wine Advocate - 92 points
Wine Spectator - 90 points