Salentein Shiraz 2002

Syrah/Shiraz from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 77495
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

"As the name "shiraz" connotes, this is a big, juicy red, after the style of Australia. But a whiff of white flowers and the heady spice contained within give this more of a French accent. In combination, however, the wine reads as Argentine, the size a reflection of the region's generous sun, the flavors reminiscent of the Andean version of garrigue. Beautiful, sophisticated stuff."
-Wines & Spirits

Complex, full-structured, with an intense dark red colour. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Pronounced clove and pepper aromas are complemented by flavours of blackberries and plums.

Learn About Salentein

These Estate wines come from the vineyards at La Pampa Estate, El Portillo Estate and San Pablo Estate, in the Upper Valley of the Uco, part of the Tupungato district, 120km south of Mendoza, nestling beneath the Andes. The vineyards are planted at between 1050 and 1500 metres above sea level in ideal micro climates, which produce perfect ripening conditions for the grapes.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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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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