2021 was a good vintage overall.
The weather conditions were very varied, with some precipitation in summer, but without causing too many vine health complications. Temperatures were fairly variable, with a warm January and a cooler than average February and March compared to previous years, followed by a warm April.
Véraison (colour change) stretched over a long period, but it concluded with very even results and the maturation period was slow, conducive to the development of aromas and the concentration of the grapes.
In short, 2021 was not such an easy year weather-wise, yet excellent vineyard management was achieved thanks to the expertise of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild grape growers and winemakers, together with suitable irrigation techniques and choosing to harvest at precisely the right time. In the end, the balance between good structure and elegance on the palate truly showcases the terroir.
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.
Fresh - Elegant - Black cherry - Spices
A bright, intense ruby-red colour with purple highlights.
Deeply intense and fruity, with notes of blackberry and blackcurrant, red berries such as cranberries and spicy aromas of pink peppercorn, combined with soft notes of butterscotch and cedar imparted by oak ageing.
Starts out excellent with good volume, well-balanced acidity and a very good structure. Fruity aromas of blackcurrant and spicy nuances follow through to the long, lingering finish.