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De Martino Legado Reserva Syrah, Choapa Valley, Chile

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Average Price $14 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety

Syrah is a dark-skinned red wine grape. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhone Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is overwhelmingly (but not exclusively) known as Shiraz, and is regarded as the country’s national grape.

One of the world's most diverse and successful grape varieties, Syrah wines can display myriad dark-fruit flavors. Varietal Syrah can be quite floral in its youth, developing more peppery and herbaceous notes as it ages. Some examples show tanned leather and smoky scents, while the fruit in these wines tends towards the very dark flavors of blackcurrant and licorice.

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Region
  • Choapa Valley is one of Chile's newest wine regions, located north of Santiago in the narrowest part of the country. Here, between the peaks of the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, the cool, dry terroir takes influence from both. Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon have proved well suited to the terroir here, producing smoky, elegant wines with characters of dark fruit. 

    The viticultural zone is located in Choapa province, halfway between the Limari and Aconcagua valleys, to the north and south respectively. The mountains here are traversed by a series of rivers, and it is in the valleys carved ...more

  • Chile is one of South America's most important wine-producing countries. Occupying a thin strip down the western coast of the continent, it is home to a wide range of terroirs, leading some commentators to describe the country as a "winegrower's paradise". An equally wide range of wine styles are made here as a result, from the crisp, grassy ...more

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