Prados Colección Syrah
Vivid and tasty, full of energy. Nice feeling of depth and succulence. Easy to identify the spice notes typical of the Syrah grape. Thanks to its 10-month age, it develops animal and vegetal complexities.
You will enjoy… its spicy aromatic profile – specially the notes of liquorice.
Out of curiosity… The only country outside France to have established international reputation for top-end Syrah wines is Australia. Nevertheless, this premium Syrah-based varietal got to place Spain in the map of the best Syrah wines in the world.
Did you know that…? Syrah does not ripen in cool climates. That’s why this is one the foreign grape varieties that better suits the climate of Campo de Borja in Spain.
Bodega Pagos del Moncayo
• La Loma in Bisimbre (low-altitude zone of Campo de Borja).
• Avg. 350-450 metres high.
• BIO cultivation and controlled low yielding (6,000 kg/Ha) by discarding 50% of the grape bunches to ensure maximum quality of the remaining grapes.
Aibar family was the first to cultivate Syrah grape in Campo de Borja region.
The data can sound irreverent but twenty five years ago, it was a true stylistic revolution and set the basis for modern winemaking in the zone.
That said, it’s no surprise that Prados Colección Syrah was the first Syrah-based varietal of Campo de Borja.
Gonzalo Marchant (Chile)
Intense cherry tones with hints of violet. It is a nice and tasty wine with deep aromas of wild fruits and violets, cassis, plum jam, black currant and blackberry, black olives and truffles. The palate is powerful, full-bodied with a silky texture.
• Manual harvest and use of small boxes of less than 19 kg.
• Maceration and alcoholic fermentation at low temperature in open vats holding up to 3 tons, during 1 week.
• Traditional and pampered grape crush by feet in open vats to get the best character of the free run juice and minimize damage of skins and pips.
• Malolactic fermentation in oak.
French and American oak
A great pair to roasts and red meats.
92 Points, Anuario de Vinos El País 2017, vintage 2014.
91 Points, Guía Proensa 2016, vintage 2013.
90+ Points, R. Parker – The Wine Advocate, Issue #195, June 2011, vintage 2009.
90 Points, Guía de Vinos Gourmets 2017, vintage 2014.
“Game, smoke, leather, and blueberry are some of the elements displayed by this structured offering. Full-bodied, dense, and built to last, it will evolve for 2-3 years.”
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (USA)