Santa Rita Reserva Syrah
Deep ruby color. Lively aromas of violets, sweet tobacco and juicy blackberries, delicately balanced by a delightful hint of oak. Bold, supple black fruit flavors perfectly combined with ripe, smooth tannins and a well rounded, medium body. Ideal served with red meats, pastas and cheeses.
$24.00 / Bottle $288.00 / Case
Heritage and enterprise are hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s premier wine estates. Founded in 1880 in Chile’s Maipo Valley, this historic property was among the first to pioneer plantings of European grape varieties in Chile. In 1980, it was acquired by its present owner, Gruppo Claro, under whom Santa Rita has reaped the rewards of continuous investment, resulting in a period of impressive growth, during which the winery has consolidated its position in the vanguard of Chile’s most successful and innovative estates.
Initiatives include the highly successful launch of Santa Rita’s 120 Series and Reserve wines and a range of ultra-premium wines, notably the highly acclaimed Casa Real, Triple C, the Floresta range and most recently, Pehuen. Wide-ranging enhancements include the purchase of choice new vineyards, plantings with top quality clones, improved trellising and irrigation, balanced viticulture, restricted yields, later harvesting, individual block farming, small-lot vinification, and an increased emphasis on sustainable agriculture.
The dynamic Reserva Series has a well-structured, fruity and youthful style, perfect for any occasion. The winemaker’s objective is to create wines that optimally reflect the typical characteristics of each variety, both in aromas and flavors. At the same time, these wines are elegant and delicately balanced with a complex structure, high concentration and round, long-lasting expression. The partially crushed grapes making this wine are cold-macerated before fermentation for 5 days at a temperature below 41°F. Fermentation is carried out at 77°F with selected yeasts, followed by a 10-day maceration period.