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Aoyo Winery

Aoyo Winery
2013 Pincoya Limited Edition, Syrah, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .3%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Aoyo Winery
2013 Pincoya Limited Edition, Syrah, Central Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14% RS: .3%
Dusty ruby color. Rustic, inviting aromas and flavors of tart cassis, stable floor, and chocolate covered nuts with a round, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, medium-long finish that exhibits elements of green peppercorn, rose hip, and paprika with well-integrated, medium tannins. A complex and juicy Syrah with zingy acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: tart cassis, stable floor, and chocolate covered nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of green peppercorn, rose hip, and paprika
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and juicy Syrah with zingy acidity.

The Producer

Aoyo Winery

The Producer
Las Condes
Santiago,
Chile
56 -228 9349

Syrah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Syrah - also known as Shiraz, especially in Australia - is a red wine with rich, zesty plum and blackberry fruit along with a light spicy, sometimes peppery quality. The grape has light to medium tannins, meaning lighter versions are drinkable upon release. This has certainly helped this wine's popularity in the United States.

Full-bodied versions, such as Côte-Rôtie from France's Rhone Valley, are intense, deeply concentrated wines that need many years to round out; these are generally at their best seven to ten years after the vintage and can drink well for 20 years plus from the best vintages.

Recommended foods with Syrah include most red meats, game and barbecued foods.