Full Review

Aoyo Winery

Aoyo Winery
2015 Mermaid, Syrah-Merlot, Loncomilla Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .343%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8

Aoyo Winery
2015 Mermaid, Syrah-Merlot, Loncomilla Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other Chilean Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .343%
Clear garnet black color. Aromas of fine leather, preserved fruits, fertile earth, vanilla taffy, and jalapeño pepper with a supple, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and an intriguing, medium-length stuffed bell pepper and bacon wrapped figs finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins. A meaty, intriguing Chilean red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: fine leather, preserved fruits, fertile earth, vanilla taffy, and jalapeño pepper
Taste Flavor: stuffed bell pepper and bacon wrapped figs
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Leg of Lamb, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A meaty, intriguing Chilean red.

The Producer

Aoyo Winery

The Producer
Las Condes
Santiago,
Chile
56 -228 9349

Other Chilean Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chile is home to many notable red wines beside Carmenère. Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are planted in large numbers in many of the country's regions. Maipo Valley is the leading region for these wines, especially in terms of quality, which is often world-class. These grapes are also grown in Chile's warm Central Valley, which produces inexpensive wines of very good character.

Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Pinot Noir are also excellent Chilean reds. Syrah has adapted well to both cool (San Antonio and Casablanca Valleys) and warm regions (Colchagua Valley) in the country, while Pinot Noirs from Leyda and San Antonio Valleys near the Pacific Ocean display great complexity.