Vallegarcia Syrah 2013
The style of the Syrah is usually highish alcohol and lowish acidity, even in an unusual vintage like 2013. The 2013 Vallegarcía Syrah is sourced from the seven hectares of clone 174 grafted on 3309C. The wines undergo a cold soak of 72 hours at ten degrees Celsius and fermented with selected yeasts for some 21 days with frequent pumping over. It matured for one year in French oak barrels. There is an herbal twist in the nose of this 2013, showing the slightly wild side that Syrah can have. The palate still shows quite influenced by the oak with intense spicy and smoky flavors. It finishes dry and with a faint bitterness. I wonder how this wine would show with a little less new oak or matured in bigger barrels... 25,500 bottles produced.