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Falernia Reserva Syrah Single Vineyard Titón
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Falernia Reserva Syrah Single Vineyard Titón 2014

Valle de Elqui, ChileThe Titón Vineyard was planted on its roots from 2000-2003, providing Falernia with a unique piece of terroir-based syrah in Elqui. The regular temperatures are on the cool side, seldom above 25C with nighttime temps of 10C that are often combined with foggy mornings. That said, Titón is a dry site that sits about 350 metres above the Pacific Ocean, and a mere 18 kilometres from the coast. The grapes are handpicked and cold-soaked for three days before fermentation, and only ten percent of the wine is aged in premium French oak barrels for ten months before finishing and bottling. The result is a stunningly elegant version of syrah, rich in dark, mellow fruit and with notes of black pepper and black olives. Soft, round and eminently sippable. I believe the balance to be so perfect it will age a decade or longer. The winery suggests grilled lamb and eggplant I am heading to the kitchen right now to prepare that. Delicious.Tasted: 22 December 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.99 private wine stores AB 24.99 private wine stores Producer: Vina FalerniaDistributors: David Herman & Son Ltd.
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 48314UPC: 7809623200476