Syrah Gran Reserva 2018


Syrah Gran Reserva

Regulated designation
Denominación de Origen
Valle de San Antonio, Valle de Leyda
Syrah 100 %
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About this winery

With over 60 years of professional experience, Santa Ema are pioneers in the Maipo Valley where they are always searching for the best expressions of terroir, from the mountains to the coast. The beginnings of Santa Ema date back to the beginning of the 20th century, when don Pedro Pavone Voglino, an Italian immigrant, sportsperson, and businessman, discovered a great terroir in Isla de Maipo, where the head offices still operate today. The founder and his son, Félix Pavone Arbea, an...

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Notes about product

Grapes sourced from Leyda Valley. The 2018 harvest began a little later than normal due to a cold and rainy spring followed by a temperate summer. High temperatures in March and April allowed the fruit to finish ripening and also helped compensate for the late start on the harvest, which ended in early May. The quality was very good, and despite yields that were higher than expected, the wines have good aromatic intensity and acidity as well as the proper volume, character, freshness, and rounded tannins.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were hand picked, then crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7 days at 86ºF (30ºC). Upon completion of the malolactic fermentation, the wine was barrel aged for 8–10 months in French and American oak to obtain and deliver greater complexity and structure.

Tasting notes

Intense aromas of red fruits such as raspberries and black currant with floral notes accompanied by smoked meat and tobacco. A generous, ripe, and well structured palate with a pleasingly long finish.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 90 points -

April 2020

A rich nose with ripe black-fruit aromas, as well as redder tones. The palate has a succulent core of such pure, glossy and primary, ripe cassis and blackberries. Drink now.

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