This wine won the Trophy for Chilean Producer of the Year by the IWSC in 2013 and 2014

“Blindingly good cool climate Syrah from one of Chile’s most acclaimed producers. What makes this wine so special? Well, there’s the exquisitely poised and prolific blackberry fruit, superbly seasoned with a touch of spearmint and a well judged twist of black pepper and savoury cigarbox. And don’t overlook the lush, granular tannins and energising acidity. Gorgeous.” John Stimpfig, Decanter Magazine

 

2014 Casas del Bosque Syrah Pequeñas Producciones, Casablanca, Chile

Casas del Bosque was founded in 1993 by Juan Cuneo Solari and was one of the first wineries in the Casablanca Valley. Today it is still owned and managed by the same family – and they have acquired around 245 hectares of vines in Santa Rosa district, on the west side of the Casablanca Valley. Plantings include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Carmenère and Pinot Noir – all drip irrigated from subterranean wells.

The Casas del Bosque philosophy is based on the constant search for excellence, aligned to the finest expression of each grape variety’s character and sense of place. Winemaker Grant Phelps is a Kiwi by birth but has been in charge at Casas del Bosque for over 13 years, following project spells in Oregon, California, Loire Valley, Australia and Argentina! He is rightly considered as one of the leading winemakers in the country, which with four listings at WineTrust we would happily endorse.

Casablanca Valley, close to the Pacific coast, was Chile’s first genuine ‘cool climate’ area, heralding a new wave of fresh, lively, modern styles, particularly Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Single vineyard selection planted between 1993 and 2008 on the eastern side of Casablanca Valley at an altitude of nearly 800 feet.

Great with smoked cheeses, lamb, pork and red meats in general.

Casas del Bosque has twice been awarded the Chilean producer of the year by IWSC, in 2013 and 2014.

  £20 per bottle

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