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Vallegarcia Syrah 2016

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Vallegarcia Syrah 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15.5

Score

93
Enterwine Score 93
93
Media rating 93

Availability: In stock

€17.90
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Details

This unconventional Spanish red wine is crafted exclusively from Syrah vineyards located in the Toledo mountains.

The 20-year-old grapevines are south-oriented at an altitude 850 meters above sea level. The soils are poor and full of stones, with a silica surface. The region has a continental climate, with hot and dry summers and cold and humid winters.

Produced by Pago de Vallegarcía, Vallegarcia Syrah was crafted with the utmost care. First the grapes were harvested by hand and macerated for 72 hours in stainless steel tanks. After that, the grapes were fermented for 21 days at a low temperature.

Then Vallegarcía Syrah 2016 was transferred into French oak barrels, where it was aged 12 months. Finally, it was further aged for a minimum of 12 months in the bottle.

Drink until 2023.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Vallegarcía Syrah has a deep purple color with some ruby edges.

Nose

This single varietal Syrah from Pago Vallegarcía has a fruit-forward nose, nuanced by some balsamic notes, a touch of chocolate, vanilla and liquorice, and some slightly bitter and mineral remembrances. The nose evolves as the wine opens to the air, seguing into hazelnuts and almonds, enlivened with a note of raspberry jam and blue flowers.

Palate

Powerful and meaty, this crianza red wine is nevertheless fat-free and crisp, with solid tannins and a superb acidity. Everything is well balanced, with a great integration of wood, fruit and tannins. The aftertaste is reminiscent of candied plums, underbrush, spices and flowers.

Our personal opinion

We recommend Vallegarcía Syrah 2016 to everyone who loves Syrah. An elegant wine that will please even the most demanding wine connoisseurs. Pair it with hearty dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Vallegarcía Syrah 2014:

Enterwine 92.

Vallegarcía Syrah 2012:

Parker 92. Peñín 91. Enterwine 91.

Vallegarcia Syrah 2009:

Aged for 9 months in barrels and for 12 months in the bottle. Parker 88. Peñín 93.

 

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Pagos de Vallergarcía
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Syrah
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Duck, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. toledo review by Sir Ah on 11/12/2017
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    One of the best Syrahs I've encountered in Spain, a country where that wondeful grape becomes an underachiever. This Vallegarcia, on the contrary, has a very nice bouquet of flowers, earth, forest floor and balsam. The palate has focus and a tart. Excellent.

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