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La Cayetana, Syrah 2019


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    Emilia Soler

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Does anyone really think of Syrah when they think of Argentina? This wine is a game-changer with its riotous nose of capsicum, crushed black peppercorns and brambles. Wonderfully giving in the mouth with lots of assorted spices, silky dark fruits and chocolatey overtones. Fresh, juicy and expressive and a wine to watch if you have the patience to leave it alone for a few years.
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From the Uco Valley at 1100m above sea level. The difference between day and night temperatures at this altitude is relatively large, providing ideal conditions for slow ripening and retaining freshness. 

Hand harvested and fermented for four weeks in 225l French oak barrels. 50% whole bunch grapes for additional freshness and texture. It is then aged for 12 months in barrels and a further eight months in bottle.

French grape varieties didn’t really exist in Argentina prior to the mid-19th Century. Finca La Cayetana, just a short drive from Mendoza City, was the first planted with French grapes and was fully planted (70 Hectares) by 1860. The first building here was constructed in the late 1700s and was later extended in 1865 and 1949, the manor house of the first large winery estate in the area. The house was purchased in 2013 by Eduardo and Emilia Soler (Eduardo of Ver Sacrum) and is today home to an experimental vineyard / nursery as well as a cornucopia of stunning artworks. The couple lovingly restored the property with the utmost respect for its rich history and tradition, with sustainability at the forefront of their minds.

La Cayetana is fundamentally Emilia’s project, with Eduardo’s assistance in the vineyard and tiny winery (garage!). There are plantings of Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Pedro Ximenez (Criolla Blanca). Ancient techniques such as biological ageing (maturation under flor) are practiced alongside modern precision viticulture, all with the aim of restoring the great tradition of Los Vinos de la Tierra de la Cruz de Piedra.

When we discovered Ver Sacrum we were immediately excited. To find this sister project working alongside, offering beauty and intrigue in equal measure, was something extra special.

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Customer Reviews

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George Rivaz
New World meets Northern Rhone

This was one of my highlights of the portfolio tasting , and didn't disappoint at home. Very well made, bright fruit in good balance, with some of the flavour notes that make Northern Rhone Syrahs so interesting.