Nose

The nose is intense, displaying ripe plum and leather with subtle vanilla, tobacco and liqueur notes.

Palate

DV Catena Syrah-Syrah is a complex and elegant wine. On the palate, a sweet, enticing entry leads to a complex, ample wine of soft, round tannins that linger throughout the finish.

Growing Conditions

Agrelo Vineyard: aluvial origin. Clay topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom. Altamira Vineyard: aluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom. 80%Sand-10%Clay-10%Silt

Harvest

“El Año Mendocino,” the Mendoza Year we call it. After a small cool vintage 2017, which we call “El Año Bordelés” (the Bordeaux Year) and a small, very cool and rainy year in 2016 “El Año Bourguignon” (the Burgundian year), we finally got a vintage that is classically Mendozan: dry, cool, sunny and with moderate yields in every region from the lowest to the highest altitudes. The summer of 2017 started out warm but then cooled off during the 2018 harvest months of February, March and April. This, in addition to the lower rainfall, gave rise to optimal balance in the fruit, with beautiful natural acidity, regional aromatic expression and smooth tannins.

Winemaking

Selected yeast. 20 days maceration.

Aging

16 months in French oak barrels.

Appearance

A deep violet colour with black hues.

Food Pairing

This wine is ideal with beef, lamb and spicy pasta. Also a perfect match with dried fruit and chocolate.