Bodegas Carchelo Altico A Syrah 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Jumilla, Spain

$18.99
Item No. 98586
  • red wine
  • ST90
  • W&S90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Syrah 100%. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of between 71° F and 80° F with selected yeast. Total maceration between 25 and 28 days followed by 4 months of aging in French oak barrels. Dry and mineral with hints of ripe red fruits and licorice. Pleasant and persistent finish with balanced tannins that open up in the mouth. Bodegas Carchelo dates from the early 1980s and pioneering efforts to modernize viticulture in what had been a backwater viticultural region. Founding partner Juan Sierva's nearly 700 acres of prime vineyards are widely distributed in the region, at widely varying altitudes and exposures.

Critical Acclaim

"This 100% Syrah has earthy aromas of humus, with unctuously ripe flavors of cherries and blackberries filling its soft, generous texture. For grilled meats."
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
The 90 point ratings do justice to this fine wine – although I wouldn’t argue with scores up to 91 or 92. The Carchelo Altico Syrah 2006 displays a very fragrant nose with a perceptibly minerally quality and, as noted, a licorice finish. A great partner to a fine meal of beef short ribs and polenta.
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Learn About Bodegas Carchelo

Bodegas Carchelo dates from the early 1980s and pioneering efforts to modernize viticulture in what had been a backwater viticultural region. Founding partner Juan Sierva's nearly 700 acres of prime vineyards are widely distributed in the region, at widely varying altitudes and exposures. Varieties grown feature Monastrell (in France Mourvèdre, both ungrafted head-pruned and wire-trained vineyards) plus Syrah, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Learn About Jumilla

(hue-MILL-ah) Created as a DO in 1966, Jumilla has undergone a revolution of sorts in the past few decades. The new generation of wines have caused the region to blossom and exports have increased. The region itself is nicely settled in Southwest Spain, somewhat inland, between La Mancha and the Mediterranean sea, creating a good grape-growing climate. Notable Facts The...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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Winemaker's Notes This Syrah is dry and mineral, with hints of black pepper, ripe red fruits and licorice. On the ...
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