Vina Ventolera Syrah

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Vina Ventolera Syrah

Ventolera have done a fantastic job of making a really superb quality Syrah. This is a red wine that is full to the brim with exotic black fruit flavours and velvety tannins. 

Ventolera is an exciting new venture between founder, Vicente Izquierdo and one of Chile's top winemakers Stefano Gandolini. The vineyards, which were planted in 1999, are located in the cool climate region of the Leyda Valley, just six miles from the Pacific Ocean. The area is being singled out as being Chile's newest and most radical cool climate wine region, which is strongly influenced by the cooling effects of the Humboldt Current that flows up from the Antartic. These cooling influences are instrumental in producing wonderfully elegant wines.

Vineyard

The proximity of the vineyard to the sea ensures a wonderfully cooling summer breeze that whips across the vineyards every day from 12pm to 4pm, moderating temperatures. This factor combined with a high humidity level of 50%, enhances the fruit flavours. The soils are granitic and alluvial. The vines are trained using the Vertical Shoot Positioning method and are subjected to strict water controls to moderate vigour and produce small, concentrated berries. The vines yield an average of four tonnes per hectare.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand picked into 12kg boxes and taken immediately to the winery. After a temperature controlled fermentation, the wine spent nine months ageing in new French oak barrels. The wine was unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Note

A pure style with an abundance of violet aromas, layered with notes of blackcurrant, white pepper and a hint of graphite. Full bodied with vibrant fruit flavours that intermingle with velvety tannins and a racy mineral finish.

Serving Suggestion

This cool climate Syrah works well with grilled vegetables, mushroom risotto and grilled aubegine bake.

Grape - Syrah 100%

Country - Chile.

Region: Leyda Valley

Alcohol: 12.5%

Body Value: C (A is light, E is full bodied)

Residual Sugar: 2.7

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No