ELQUI 2013 CARMENERE - SYRAH - MALBEC
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
ABOUT THE WINE
Vintage: 2013 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Syrah: 52%, Carmenere: 37%, Malbec: 11%
Origin: Chile | Appellation: Elqui Valley
Elaboration: Very long maturation period in the vineyards due to very cool nights which makes for an oscillation (day/night swings) of nearly 40F. Harvest started April 4th 2013 end ended June 19th. All by hand in 20 kg small crates. Fermentation takes places in stainless steel tanks with temperature controlled jackets to ensure certain temps are not exceeded. Very important to maintain fresh fruit characters in finished wines. Fermentation takes approx.. 12-14 days w/ a total skin contact time of 3-4 weeks depending on lots.
Conservation: 100 % Barrel aged with a mix of New, 1st and 2nd use French, American and Hungarian oak barrels for 24 months.
Winemaker: Steffan Jorgensen
Fresh with a substantial nose offering plenty of dark fruits, some currant and a minty almost hint of menthol. Young, juicy and vibrant with loads of suave tannin, earthy elements and elegant minerals, building into a smooth lingering finish. A Red Blend to enjoy on and off but MOSTLY ON!
Production: 5304 cases | Alcohol: 14.0% | TA: 4.49 g/l | Residual Sugar: < 2 g/l | pH: 3.70
PRESS & POINTS
"The paradigm for the future of the Chile's wine industry." - Rex Picket, (author of Sideways).
2011 - 90 points, Vinbladet, (Denmark).