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Casas del Bosque Syrah Gran Reserva

Chile | 2017
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(4 customer reviews)

£15.50 a bottle

Deep garnet in colour with a purple hue. On the nose, notes of blackberry jam, black cherry, pepper, vanilla and cloves dominate. In the mouth, the wine is big and ripe, with mouth-coating tannins and a long, pleasant finish.

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Origin

Casablanca Valley, close to the Pacific coast, was Chile’s first genuine ‘cool climate’ area, heralding a new wave of fresh, lively, modern styles. Grapes are sourced from the coolest, westernmost reaches of the valley, a blend of 8 to 13 year old vines planted on decomposed granite, with a thin topsoil of red clay. Already famous for its aromatic whites, Casablanca is fast building a similar reputation for refined reds – especially Syrah and Pinot Noir.

Producer

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 family 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.

Grape Variety

100% Syrah.

Hand harvested grapes are subject to whole cluster selection, before destemming and further, individual berry selection. Cold soaking precedes fermentation at controlled temperatures and 7 day maceration. Aged in a mix of new (60%) and second fill (40%) French oak barrels for 12 months, with a further 3 months aging once bottled.

Food Match

Smoked cheeses, lamb, pork and red meats in general.

Suitable for vegetarians.

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Additional information

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Reds

Vintage

2017

Grape Variety

Region

Casablanca

Country of Origin

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Food Pairing

Hard & Mature Cheese, Pork, Roast Lamb

Other

Vegetarian

4 reviews for Casas del Bosque Syrah Gran Reserva

  1. Nick H

    Casas Del Bosque is a superb Syrah. I was a bit tentative about ordering this even though it received 5* from Decanter as it is labelled Syrah and not Shiraz, There is a large variation in styles of this grape in Chile, and I much prefer a Barossa stye to a Northern Rhone one. In my opinion this is more in the first camp than the second but also very smooth and so balanced and full of flavour.

  2. Ruth Siwinski

    My Go to Dinner party wine, everyone has a couple of sips and ends up commenting that its lovely or asking what it is. Value for money, all delicous pleaser

  3. Paul

    Really outstanding for the price, preferred this to more expensive new world shiraz that other outlets have recommended.

  4. hewittgareth

    Loved it! A great expression of Chilean Syrah, packed full of dense dark fruit but with complexity and balance with savory notes, a nice spice on the finish too, Very good value for wine of this quality

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