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SYRAH SELECCIÓN 2008

LINE
DON MATEO Selección

APPELLATION
Curico Valley

COMPOSITION
100% Syrah

HARVEST
The grapes were harvested into 450 kg. bins in April 2010. They were then destemmed and pressed and 5g/hl sulphites and 1 g/hl enzymes were added.

WINEMAKING
The must was fermented with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks at 26°C to 28°C for a period of 6 t 8 days. It was then macerated with the skins and seeds for a short period, determined by tasting. Then the must was drained and put through a pneumatic press to remove the skins and seeds. It was then subjected to malolactic fermentation and sulphites were added. Open racking took place every two to three months. Finally the wine underwent static cold tartaric stabilization and filtration.

TASTING NOTES
Spicy blackberry, plum and peppery flavours with additional notes of licorice, mocha and chocolate round out the nose. Soft, pleasant and luxurious mouth feel.

•Alcohol by Volume 13.2%


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SYRAH RESERVA 2008

LINE
DON MATEO Reserva

APPELLATION
Curico Valley

COMPOSITION
100% Syrah

HARVEST
The grapes were 100% hand-harvested into 13 kg. cases from mid-to-late April 2009.

WINEMAKING
The process began with gravitational processing and cluster selection.

The grapes were then subjected to pre-fermentative, cold maceration for 72 hours, followed by fermentation at between 28°C and 30°C for a period of 6 to 8 days. This was followed by post-fermentative maceration for 5 to 7 days. During the winemaking process, a variety of French and American oak with different levels of toasting was used to give complexity to the fruit.
The wine underwent static cold tartaric stabilization and earth and pad filtration after which it was bottled.

TASTING NOTES
Our Syrah Reserva is ruby red wine with a violet sheen. The spicy bouquet unveils red fruit, white chocolate, pepper and wood. The entrance to the mouth is soft and well rounded. There is great harmony between the notes of fruit and the pleasant aromas of toasted coffee and vanilla. The finish is persistent, long and agreeable.

• Alcohol by Volume 14.6%



SYRAH GRAND RESERVA 2008

LINE
DON MATEO Gran Reserva

APPELLATION
Curico Valley

COMPOSITION
100% Syrah

HARVEST
The grapes were 100% hand-harvested into 13 kg. bins in late April 2008.

WINEMAKING
Once received at the winery, the clusters were selected and then gently pressed without solid pumping. They were then subjected to a pre-fermentatitive maceration for 72 hours at between 10°C and 12°C. Next fermentation took place at between 26°C and 28°C for 8 days, after which, the wine was tasted to determine whether there was a need for post-fermentative maceration. Once the vinification process was complete, the wine was put into French and American oak barrels for a period of 12 months. After the final blend was made, it was coarsely filtered and then bottled.

TASTING NOTES
This wine is an intense red colour with bluish hues. The powerful bouquet reveals the floral aromas typical of the variety. The fruit is complemented by hints of sweet oak that are rounded out with pepper and rich soft tannins. In the mouth, the wine has good volume and gentle texture. This is a well balanced, rounded wine that is very long on the finish.

Alcohol by Volume 14.6%


 
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