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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Bodegas Carchelo Altico A Syrah 2006
Bodegas Carchelo Altico A Syrah 2006
(search item no. 98586)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $19.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

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.
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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.