95 pts James Suckling May 2017
Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, slate and stone. Full body and lovely fine tannins. Long finish. Fantastic.
This 2015 vintage comes from vineyards on a hillside with different exposures to sunlight, and all have soil compositions of different degrees of clay filtration through granite, and are managed in accordance with the principles of biodynamic agriculture. These characteristic give the soils very good drainage and appropriate fertility for the development of the vines, and the ripening of the fruit was slow and optimal. Vinification was done in open fermenters with 6- and 8-ton capacities. The grapes underwent cold maceration, followed by fermentation with selected wild yeasts. Different remontage techniques were employed depending on the time and condition of the wine during fermentation. Finally, the wine was placed in carefully-selected French oak barrels for 14 months, during which malolatic fermentation took place.
Corralillo Syrah is a vivid red color, with deep pinkpurple tint. Generous and intense varietal aroma, with hints of red fruits, violets and pepper, while chocolate notes from the oak combine with the spiciness to create balance. Finely structured, intense and complex, this wine is also balanced, with long tannins and a lingering finish.