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Bottero Capicúa

Bottero Capicúa
2013 Capicúa Gran Reserva, Syrah, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .3%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
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Bottero Capicúa
2013 Capicúa Gran Reserva, Syrah, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .3%
Dusty garnet color. Rustic aromas of smoked and marinated grape leaves, clay, wild berries, and olives with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a hot, interesting, breezy sweet red pepper, hot chile pepper, cilantro, and tart strawberry finish with crunchy tannins. A rustic and intriguingly savory red for game pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: smoked and marinated grape leaves, clay, wild berries, and olives
Taste Flavor: sweet red pepper, hot chile pepper, cilantro, and tart strawberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Goat, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rustic and intriguingly savory red for game pairings.

The Producer

Bottero Wines Limitada

The Producer
Av. La Dehesa 1844 #410
Santiago, Lo Barnechea
Chile
56 -990000341

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.