Undurraga TH Syrah Valle de Leyda 2019

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Undurraga TH Syrah Valle de Leyda 2019

Country - Chile

Region - Valle de Leyda

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Undurraga

Tasting notes - Cool climate Syrah with spicy, peppery aromas and notes of fresh wild herbs and subtle tar surround a core of fresh raspberries and wild berries. Mineral on the palate, with a tense tannin structure and a vibrant acidity that gives freshness and identity to the wine. Perfect with lamb. 

Undurraga TH Syrah Valle de Leyda 2019

Cool climate and poised Syrah with spicy and peppery
aromas surrounding a core of wild black fruits
complemented by a combination of graphite and
chocolate, silky and elegant.
Producer Note
Undurraga is one of Chile’s most prestigious wineries, consistently receiving high scores
from top wine critics. Founded in 1885, Undurraga owns 1,350 hectares of estate
vineyard in Chile’s premium wine producing areas such as Leyda, Cauquenes and
Itata. Head winemaker Rafael Urrejola has spent a great deal of time researching and
understanding the diversity of Chile’s vineyard sites; the result is the emblematic ‘Terroir
Hunter’ range. Undurraga cultivates their vineyards with respect for the environment
and follow a philosophy of minimal intervention in the cellar in order to showcase the
terroir.
Vintage
The 2019 season was characterised by a lack of rain during the spring, followed by hot
temperatures during the summer. This resulted in low yields compared to previous
years, due to the effects of drought and water stress. The quality was good to very
good in most of the valleys, with the grapes being harvested in a very healthy condition
as the warm, dry weather reduced disease pressure in the vineyard. The wines are rich
in flavour with good balance and delicate aromatics.
Vineyard
Located to the west of the coastal mountain range, the Leyda Valley has gently rolling
hills, exposing the vines to varying levels of sunlight and drainage profiles. The soils are
developed from granite rock on the coastal batholith formed 200 million years ago in
the Jurassic period. For this wine, the grapes were selected from a small plot of Syrah
grown in finely textured soils. The top layer is shallow loamy clay with poor fertility,
followed by a sedimentary ‘crack’ clay profile. The subsoil is decomposed granite rock
with a diverse mineral structure. The plot is densely planted with 10,000 vines per
hectare of French Clones 174 and 470 on a north-facing slope exposed to the sun. The
yield averages two kilograms per plant, which favours the concentration necessary to
achieve a wine with great richness.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-picked and rigorously selected to ensure that only healthy, ripe
berries were vinified. After crushing, the grapes were cold macerated at 6°C, under
anaerobic conditions for six days in a stainless steel tank. Fermentation took place with
natural yeasts at 27 to 28°C for 20 days with three daily pump-overs. 15% was whole
bunch fermented, i.e. with its stalks, to achieve greater aromatic complexity and
structure. The wine remained in contact with the lees and skins for 14 days in order to
further enhance its structure. It was aged in 500 litre French oak foudres for 12 months,
where it underwent malolactic conversion.
Tasting Note
Cool climate Syrah with spicy, peppery aromas and notes of fresh wild herbs
surrounding a core of wild berries. Mineral on the palate, with a tense tannin structure
and a vibrant acidity that gives freshness and identity to the wine.
Grape
Syrah 100%

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