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Kalfu

... medium-bodied, with good freshness and balance, pungent flavors and a tasty finish.

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Sumpai are mythological Mapuche beings, half human and half fish, that resemble mermaids and mermen. According to the legends, their mission is to care for rivers, lakes and oceans.

A deep violet red, medium volume in the mouth with crisp acidity and great freshness. The round, firm tannins underpin a gentle, elegant background of French oak in which spices intermingle with herbs.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.0 g/L

pH

3.54

ACIDITY

4.9 g/L

ORIGIN

Chile

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2017

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Leyda Valley

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The 2017 vintage was characterised as a medium-warm year in the Leyda Valley. These temperatures resulted in an early harvest between 14th and 30th March.

Vinification details

The grapes were hand harvested in the early morning. Prior to fermentation, the must underwent a cold maceration for a period of 7 days. Once the alcoholic fermentation was underway, gentle extraction took place. The wine was then aged in Burgundian French oak barrels for 12 months; 15% new, 25% second use and the remaining 60% were third or fourth use.

Awards

Tim Atkin MW: 95 pts
JamesSuckling.com: 92 pts
Wine Advocate: 92 pts

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Sumpai are mythological Mapuche beings, half human and half fish, that resemble mermaids and mermen. According to the legends, their mission is to care for rivers, lakes and oceans.

A deep violet red, medium volume in the mouth with crisp acidity and great freshness. The round, firm tannins underpin a gentle, elegant background of French oak in which spices intermingle with herbs.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.3 g/L

pH

3.34

ACIDITY

5.0 g/L

ORIGIN

Chile

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2016

TIME IN OAK

12 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Leyda Valley

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

The 2016 season in the Leyda Valley was characterized by moderate to low temperatures resulting in a slow and steady ripening period.

Vinification details

The grapes were 100% hand-harvested. Prior to fermentation, the must underwent a cold maceration for a period of 7 days. Once the alcoholic fermentation was underway, gentle extraction took place. The wine was then aged in Burgundian French oak barrels for 12 months; 15% new, 25% second use and the remaining 60% were third or fourth use.

Awards

Drinks Business Global Syrah Masters 2018: Gold
Tim Atkin MW: 95 pts

 

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