Zarihs by Borsao 2016

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.

Wine Production

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Food Pairing

Rice based dishes like paella, beef, pork, pasta, grilled vegetables.

Production Info
Soil composition
Clay, Gravel, Pebbly, and Stony
Elevation
1,200-2,400 feet
Exposure
Northern / Southern
Total SO2
115
Harvest time
Late October/Early November
First vintage of this wine
2013
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Syrah
Prefermentation Technique
Cold maceration
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-12 days
Fermentation temperature
71-82 °F
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
American
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.98 %
Residual sugar
2.2 g/L
Acidity
5.3 g/L
Dry extract
32 g/L

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