RAPEL VALLEY, CHILE
SYRAH 100 %
Deep purple colour.
Intense damson and black cherry aromas backed by a hint of chocolate and leather;
Full, rich and powerful on the palate with the flavour of wild black fruits and spice. Ripe tannins and a hint of oak round off the finish.
This wine will improve with further bottle ageing.
In 1952 Ernesto “Che” Guevara ventured on a magical journey through the wilderness of Chile on his precious Norton 500 which he nicknamed ‘La Poderosa’ – the powerful one. The journey was immortalised by the film Motorcycle Diaries.
50 years on Chile lays claim to being the most dynamic wine region on earth. With the vineyards having been planted in the hot dusty tracks of the fertile valleys the quality of wine is now leaving its imprint on the palates of discerning wine drinkers everywhere. La Poderosa is a stunning example of the new wines coming from this region.
Succulent match to red meat and other savoury meat dishes.
Titratable acidity 4.9g/litre
Residual Sugar 3.55g/litre
Nicolás Bizzarri, Viña Luis Felipe Edwards