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Errazuriz Syrah La Cumbre 750ml 2007
Sku: 1743313
Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Vina Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the capital, Santiago, Chile. Recognizing that this valley, with its hot, dry summers and moist ...more
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Country: Chile
Region: Aconcagua
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
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The deep purplish red color offers hints of aromas and flavors to come – resonant and attractive notes of blueberries and blackberries are touched by hints of lavender, sweet baking spices and toasty oak. Fine-grained tannins lend texture and juicy acidity keeps it all in balance.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2007 La Cumbre has a ripe nose of macerated black cherries, mint chocolate and a touch of blueberry. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, edgy tannins. This has good delineation, but it is rather dour and serious on the masculine finish. Drink now-2015. Subsequent vintages use some fruit from the coast in Aconcagua Costa and Max VI vineyard that was planted in 2006.  (Dec 2012)

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Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Vina Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 65 miles north of the capital, Santiago, Chile. Recognizing that this valley, with its hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard. Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Eduardo Chadwick, the fifth generation of his family to lead this historic estate. Eduardo has overseen the modernization of its winemaking technology while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines. Errazuriz has earned a reputation as one of the premier estates in Chile. Its philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, “From the best land, the best wine.” As an estate winery, Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to harvesting by hand, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on delicate handling, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is this dynamism and passion that has made Errazuriz such an internationally respected producer.
Technical notes
The best estate fruit from vines planted in the 1990s within the Max V vineyards in the Aconcagua Valley was hand-picked, sorted and crushed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. After 15-30 days of post-fermentation maceration, the wine aged for 12 months in French (65%) and American (35%) and oak barrels of which 30% were new.

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Don Maximiano Errazuriz founded Viña Errazuriz in 1870 in the Aconcagua Valley, 100 kms North of the Capital, Santiago. Recognising that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard.

Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano's descendant, Eduardo Chadwick. Eduardo is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business.

Eduardo has overseen the modernisation of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines. Dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality, Errazuriz has built a reputation as the "Best of Chile".

Errazuriz's philosophy is best expressed by Don Maximiano who said, "From the best land, the best wine". As an estate winery, Viña Errazuriz strives to produce the finest wines by controlling every stage of the winemaking process, from grape growing in the Aconcagua, Casablanca and Curico valleys, to winemaking with the most natural techniques. An emphasis is placed on the delicate handling of the wines, with the aim of producing wines with elegance and complexity. It is his dynamism and passion for wine that has made Errazuriz such an internationally respected producer of quality wines.


 
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