Particularly hot and dry conditions in 2019 enabled the grapes to reach optimum maturity.
Lower than average rainfall, concentrated almost entirely during the winter, combined with slightly higher-than-average temperatures ensured perfect conditions for the vine growth cycle, enabling the grapes to reach optimum aromatic and phenolic maturity.
These exceptional conditions generated natural concentration while preserving balance and refinement, allowing the grapes to achieve the purest expression of the identity of each terroir.
As a result, the wines express all the generosity and power of Chile while remaining elegant and silky.
Offering excellent ageing potential, 2019 is one of the great Chilean vintages.
80% of the wine is matured in oak and 20% in stainless steel vats, for ten months before bottling.
Escudo Rojo Reserva Syrah is made entirely from the same grape variety even though the requirement under Chilean law is only 75%. Producing very high-quality wines, Syrah brings remarkable depth of flavour and rich tannins which improve with age.
Black cherry - Spices - Fresh - Elegant
Very intense, deep violet, bright.
Deeply intense and fruity, with notes of ripe black cherry, liquorice and spicy aromas of pink peppercorn, combined with soft pastry notes imparted by oak ageing.
Starts out superb with lots of volume and well-balanced acidity. The tannins are present but very refined and elegant. Fruity aromas, such as dried fruit and liquorice, follow through to the aftertaste, accompanied by excellent acidity and a long finish.