BODEGAS ARRAYAN Syrah
AB CSPC + 781957
BC CSPC +233356
Region: Méntrida DO, Spain
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Production: 709 cases
Powerful nose, ripe blackberries, creamy chocolate, prunes, fine balsamic herbs, violets and liquorice notes. Powerful, fleshy palate, ripe fruit with a slight liqueur- like quality, slightly alcoholic, good acidity, liquorice, spicy plum preserve and some fleshy petals to finish.
"Quite a sweet nose with a hint of soy sauce and notes of tea, too. Medium to full body, round with soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now."
Syrah /see RAH/
a.k.a. Shiraz (Australia) Not to be confused with Petite Sirah, which is a synonym for Durif.
Syrah is responsible for some of the darkest full-bodied red wines in the world. It has dark fruit flavors from sweet blueberry to savory black olive. When you taste Syrah you’ll be greeted with a punch of flavor that tapers off and then has a spicy peppery note in the aftertaste. Because of its front-loaded style, Syrah is often blended with grapes that add more mid-palate, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, to help make the wine taste more complete. Traditionally in France, Syrah is blended with light-bodied Grenache and even richer Mourvedre to create the classic Côtes du Rhône blend.
New World vs. Old World Old World Syrahs from Italy and France tend to have more acidity and earthy-herbaceous aromas. New World-styled Syrah wines from Australia, The U.S. and South America usually have more fruit-driven characteristics with lots of spice. Visualize the common taste of Syrah wines depending on from what part of the world they originate. This one falls more into the New World style.
Region & Vineyard Notes
Méntrida is a Spanish Denominacion de Origen (DO) in the province of Toledo, Spain, near Madrid. The continental-Mediterranean climate is characterised by extreme temperature variations, from harsh winters to hot summers. The soil is alluvial, from the erosion of the granite massifs in Spain's central plateau, and is basically sandy loam in the gullies, with an acid pH and a high silicate content. No chemical herbicides or fertilisers are used; manure is applied as a soil improver.
Soil: alluvial, sandy loam with an acid PH and high silicate content
Altitude: 500 meters above sea level
Planting Density: 3,968 / hectare
Winemaking: Cold macerated for 2 days before fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks for around 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in tanks
Aging: Twelve months in French oak casks; 12 months in the bottle
Acidity: 5.62 g/l