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Errazuriz Syrah La Cumbre 2007

Errazuriz Syrah La Cumbre 2007

750ml      
Sku: 1743313

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Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Vina Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the capital, Santiago, Chile. Recognizing that this valley, with its hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Eduardo Chadwick, the fifth generation of his family to lead this historic estate. Eduardo has overseen the modernization of its winemaking technology while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines. Errazuriz has earned a reputation as one of the premier estates in Chile. Its philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, “From the best land, the best wine. As an estate winery, Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to harvesting by hand, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on delicate handling, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is this dynamism and passion that has made Errazuriz such an internationally respected producer.

Tasting notes
The deep purplish red color offers hints of aromas and flavors to come resonant and attractive notes of blueberries and blackberries are touched by hints of lavender, sweet baking spices and toasty oak. Fine-grained tannins lend texture and juicy acidity keeps it all in balance.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 88 points (Dec 2012)
The 2007 La Cumbre has a ripe nose of macerated black cherries, mint chocolate and a touch of blueberry. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, edgy tannins. This has good delineation, but it is rather dour and serious on the masculine finish. Drink now-2015. Subsequent vintages use some fruit from the coast in Aconcagua Costa and Max VI vineyard that was planted in 2006.

Technical notes
The best estate fruit from vines planted in the 1990s within the Max V vineyards in the Aconcagua Valley was hand-picked, sorted and crushed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. After 15-30 days of post-fermentation maceration, the wine aged for 12 months in French (65%) and American (35%) and oak barrels of which 30% were new.

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Country: Chile
Region: Aconcagua
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
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