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2009 - Vicien Syrah

  • Sub Region

    Catamarca
  • Region

    Catamarca
  • Size

    750 mL
  • Country

    Argentina
  • ABV

    13.9%
  • Varietal(s)

library code: 67946

Description

"Deep violet colors. On the nose, a mix of red fruits with some leathery Syrah nuances. Strong first impression in the mouth with a long rich aftertaste. Good harmony of fruit and body. Will improve with age." Winery Tasting Notes

"Syrah from an old vineyard from 'las Retamas' ranch ( altitude 5249 ft) certified organic by the OIA organization. Harvested by hand in boxes and then fermented for 8 days at 27 to 28 degrees and 2 more days at 29 to 20. racked but not filtered. Deep violet colors. On the nose a mix of red fruits with some lethery Syrah nuances. Strong first impression in the mouth with a long rich aftertaste. Good harmony of the fruit and body. Will improve with age." -Importer

About the winery
Founded: 1901
Owners – Pedro Vicien and Carlos Arizu
Vicien is a partnership between Pedro and Carlos in the Fiambala valley. It was undertaken with a mixture of new plantings and old. Scrubby plots into which the y have breathed new life. The winery uses only certified organic grapes, farms some of its plots biodynamically and hopes to go completely biodynamic by 2017.
The wines reflect the high deserts strong sun and low water levels to produce powerful and concentrated wines that are native to the Catamarca region.