The 2010 Bougainville Petite Sirah is a new wine produced with Petite Sirah (Durif) grapes. The winery has experimented with Petite Sirah in different regions, and they considered the best place for the grapes is the Alto Jahuel in the Maipo Valley. For this exotic wine, 10% of the clusters where fermented whole in stainless steel, and the wine aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months (including malolactic). It?s blended with 15% Syrah from Limari Valley in the north. Dark opaque, almost black. impressively aromatic, very flowery (violets), with ripe fruit, spicy. The medium to full-bodied palate is impressively fluid and juicy at the same time, with fine-grained tannins. Modern, clean, pleasant and very well done...
Grape Varieties85% Petite Syrah / 15% Syrah
DescriptionPart of Santa Rita's Icon Range, Bougainville Petit Sirah is named after the Bougainvillea plants found at the winery. Bougainville is round, sweet and complex with lively aromas of black fruits in balance with sweet spices as well as earth and smoke. Soft, ripe tannins with bright and juicy acidity, and a smooth, long finish.
VinificationThe wine was vinified by traditional methods in stainless steel tanks with cold maceration prior to fermentation. After a post-fermentation maceration, the wine is aged for 18 months in new, medium-toast French oak. The wine rests in stainless steel tans for two months before bottling.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.6 %pH: 3.35TA: 3.9 g/L
Serving SuggestionsIdeal with hearty, slow-cooked meats, grilled lamb and cheeses.
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