Casas del Bosque Gran Reserva Syrah 2013
Brick red in colour. On the nose rich notes of crushed strawberry and bramble are in evidence. In the mouth spicy notes of cinnamon are accompanied by a hint of cedar and red cherry. A well integrated oak backbone is backed-up by abundant, well-rounded tannins lending to excellent length and structure.
On arrival at the winery all grapes were de-stemmed and crushed to open-top tanks. The must was then warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts (Assmanhaussen and RC212) and fermented during 10 days with temperatures peaking at 32ºC/90ºF. During fermentation the vats were hand-plunged twice daily in order to extract the ideal amount of tannin and color. Following the completion of fermentation the wine was drained off (after a total maceration time of 9 days) and put to barrel. The wine was aged for a total of 6 months in second use French oak barrels before being bottled with minimal filtration.