Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2017

Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2017 Photo
Region: Colchagua Valley
Origin: Chile

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah presents tremendous structure and an ample array of concentrated flavors and aromas ranging from red fruits such as strawberries and blackcurrant in the Cabernet to blueberries, blackberries and floral notes in the Syrah. The firm, persistent tannins on the palate lend good structure. Aging in old oak imparts a slightly sweet note, and the wine’s creaminess and pleasing acidity refresh the flavors.

Available Formats: 750ml

Varietal: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah
Alcohol: 13.5%
Pack Size: 12/750ml
Acidity: 5.72 g/L
pH: 3.6
Aging: 40% aged for 6 months in seasoned French oak
Vinification: The grapes were hand-picked between late March and late April and immediately transported to the winery for sorting and gentle de-stemming. The fruit was cold macerated for four days followed by a warm ferment in open stainless steel tanks lasting three weeks with punch downs taking place three times daily. 40% of the wine was aged for six months in seasoned French oak barrels.

Awards & Accolades

  • Vintage 2017 - 87; James Suckling

History of Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2017

Oveja Negra’s estate Nilahue vineyard in the Colchagua Valley (80 miles south of Santiago). The Colchagua Valley differs from other Chilean wine regions in that it runs between two spurs of the Andes Mountains, one to the north and one to the south, separated by an average distance of 22 miles. Summers are warm and dry with a significant day-night temperature variation which allows the grapes to ripen slowly with very good concentration and preservation of aromas and flavors. Winters are generally cold and rainy. Yield was between four and five tons per acre.

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