100 % Syrah from the Campo de Borja DO in northeastern Spain. Located between the Sierra de Moncayo mountain range and the Ebro River valley, this historic region has produced wine since the late 12th century. The continental climate is mitigated by the “cierzo” wind that cools the vineyards nightly.
About the Vineyard
Syrah was planted 16 years ago in the foothills of the Moncayo to take advantage of the soil, sun and the uniqueness of the Cierzo, which freshens the grapes from bloom to peak maturity. The vines are 600-700 meters above sea level, in limestone soil, giving the Syrah a pleasant acidity.
The maceration is between 1- 2 days and the total fermentation takes 10-12 days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 22 ° to 28 °. At that time 40% of the wine is aged in new American oak barrels for 12 months, and other in stainless steel tank.
Appearance: Opaque red-black. Crimson-purple rim. Aroma: Powerful impression of blackberries, with a hint of wood smoke and sweet vanilla. The nose begins to open up and develops notes of dark chocolate. Palate: The initial impact is very full bodied, with a plush, soft structure. Flavours of dark berries dominate; wild blackberries and dried plums, with notes of espresso coffee.
Rice based dishes like paella, beef, pork, pasta, grilled vegetables.