Syrah

Syrah (also known as Shiraz) is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine (it is not autochthonous to Spain). The style and flavor profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate: where the grapes are grown with moderate climates (such as the northern Rhone Valley and parts of Washington State) tending to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium-plus to high levels of tannins and flavors of blackberry, mint and black pepper notes. In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley of Australia), Syrah is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions the acidity and tannin levels of Syrah allows the wines produced from the grape to have favorable aging potential.

Eugènia Guasch López is a young winemaker from one of the most dramatic wine growing regions in northwest Spain. Eugènia takes advantage of the region’s natural beauty, hiking through the mountains whenever she can.
Type of Wine: Red Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Monsant
Winery: Celler Unio, Reus
Varietal: 40% Garnacha, 40% Carignan, 20% Syrah.
Vines are between 30-60 years old.
Terrain: Surrounded by mountains, the area features soils rich in slate and granite. The rainfall is between 20 and 25 inches per year, but because of the proximity to the mediterranean, a lot of additional moisture comes to the plants from the sea. Altitude also contributes, with big diurnal changes in temperature.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: 6 months of in French and American oak.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 61º and 65º F
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Eugènia Guasch López is a young winemaker from one of the most dramatic wine growing regions in northwest Spain. Eugènia takes advantage of the region’s natural beauty, hiking through the mountains whenever she can
Tasting notes
Color: Garnet, lively and bright.
Nose: Subtle, but pleasing. The nose does not over promise.
Palate: A bright, lively and fruity wine that will pair perfectly with grilled chicken or pork, but go equally well with pasta and pizza. This wine has a lovely long finish, beautifully made and understated.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $9.99
Available: March 2014