RESERVA SYRAH 2018 en

The harvest was early, starting on 23 February with the Villavicencio white grapes and ending on 10 May with the Carmenere grapes. At the Maipo winery, grapes came in from 26 March to 17 May.In keeping with the average, grapes were picked 10 to 15 days later than for the 2017 vintage. The decisive factor…

Escudo Rojo

Reservasyrah

This wine comes from the Maipo Valley, 30 km south of Santiago. Nestling at the foot of the Andes Mountains, it is a valley with a long winegrowing tradition which offers some of the best conditions for cultivating Syrah.
This wine comes from the “Valle del Maipo”, 30 km south of Santiago. Nestling at the foot of the Andes Mountains, it is a valley with a long winegrowing tradition which offers some of the best conditions for cultivating Syrah.
This wine comes from the “Valle del Maipo”, 30 km south of Santiago. Nestling at the foot of the Andes Mountains, it is a valley with a long winegrowing tradition which offers some of the best conditions for cultivating Syrah.
This wine comes from the “Valle del Maipo”, 30 km south of Santiago. Nestling at the foot of the Andes Mountains, it is a valley with a long winegrowing tradition which offers some of the best conditions for cultivating Syrah.

Escudo Rojo

Reservasyrah

2019

2018

2017

2016

2019 VINTAGE

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.

MATURING

80% of the wine is matured in oak and 20% in stainless steel vats, for ten months before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY

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.

TASTING NOTES

Black cherry - Spices - Fresh - Elegant

Aspect

Very intense, deep violet, bright.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

2018 VINTAGE

Overall, the weather in 2018 was exceptional, bringing the grapes to optimum maturity while retaining their freshness.

The harvest was early, starting on 23 February with the Villavicencio white grapes and ending on 10 May with the Carmenere grapes. At the Maipo winery, grapes came in from 26 March to 17 May.In keeping with the average, grapes were picked 10 to 15 days later than for the 2017 vintage. The decisive factor was a period of relatively low temperatures during the end of the ripening process, from December to February. The grapes ripened more slowly as a result, allowing them to preserve an aromatic freshness sometimes difficult to attain in Chile. This was followed by excellent weather which brought the grapes to optimum phenolic maturity and heralded the start of the harvest. At this stage 2018 is a very promising vintage, combining good concentration and powerful, expressive fruit.
The power of New World wines combined with the refinement of Old World wines!

MATURING

The wine is matured in one-year-old oak barrels for six to eight months before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY

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.

TASTING NOTES

Black fruits - Pepper - Fresh - Elegant

Aspect

A deep, glittering purple.

Nose

The complex, very intense and fruit- forward nose offers aromas of ripe plum, violet and liquorice, followed by white pepper spice mingled with gentle touches of coffee and vanilla from time spent in oak.

Palate

This succulent wine has a very good, fresh and generous attack, with good substance and balanced acidity on powerful but refined and elegant tannins which underpin harmonious fruit, violet and liquorice flavours on the mid-palate.

The long and elegant finish perfectly expresses the sheer style of Maipo Valley Syrah.

2017 VINTAGE

Particularly hot and dry weather brought the grapes to optimum maturity and shortened the maturing cycle, making 2017 an exceptionally early vintage.

Lower than average rainfall, ideally distributed throughout the growth cycle, together with the highest average temperature of the past ten years and more, made this a very Mediterranean-style vintage.
The 2017 wines are therefore generous and powerful, while remaining silky and soft.
They have a very distinctive Chilean identity, especially in the expression of fruit flavours and aromas which, combined with dense and rich mid-palates, reveal the identity of the terroirs to the full.

Producing wines with great ageing potential, 2017 is one of the great Chilean vintages.

MATURING

The wine is matured in one-year-old oak barrels for six to eight months before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY

Escudo Rojo 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.

TASTING NOTES

Black fruits - Pepper - Fresh - Elegant

ASPECT

An intense red with a crimson tint.

NOSE

The nose opens on subtle notes of black fruit such as blackberry and blackcurrant, followed on airing by delicate touches of oak and black pepper.

PALATE

The round and full attack displays the expressive black fruit notes found on the nose.

The tannic structure typical of Syrah lends attractive body and heft to the mid-palate, sustained by elegant notes of black and grey pepper, followed by a beautifully long finish distinguished by a remarkable return of fruit flavours and refined toasted notes.

2016 VINTAGE

Exceptional weather conditions in 2016 produced very interesting and distinctive wines.

Rainfall was significantly higher than during an average year, with unusually heavy precipitation in autumn. This had an impact on the vintage, giving it a marine character rarely found in Chilean wines. The greater part of the vine growth cycle took place under ideal weather conditions; however, it remains a very technical vintage, owing its success to the skills and know-how of Baron Philippe de Rothschild Maipo’s vine-growers. Highly expressive of each grape variety and terroir, the wines are balanced, fresh and elegant.

2016, an “El Niño” year, will doubtless be remembered as an atypical, singular vintage on account of its unusual rainfall patterns, the advantage of which was to preserve fresh fruit flavours and impart a certain elegance that is sometimes difficult to attain in New World wines.

 

MATURING

The wine is matured in one-year-old oak barrels for six to eight months before bottling.

GRAPE VARIETY

Escudo Rojo 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.

TASTING NOTES

Black fruit - Vanilla - Fresh - Elegant

Aspect

An attractive, dense and glittering ruby red with violet highlights.

Nose

The intense and complex nose subtly combines black fruit and blackberry aromas mingled with discreet black pepper and toasted bread notes.

Palate

From a fresh and generous attack, the powerful and succulent midpalate harmoniously reveals the subtle balance between elegant tannins and aromatic black fruit, spice and coffee flavours.

The long and elegant finish expresses all the class of Maipo Valley Syrah.

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