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Contempo

Contempo
2018 Shiraz, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10

Contempo
2018 Shiraz, Chile

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of grilled berries drizzled with chocolate, smoked bacon, and wooden match with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, interesting, medium finish displaying notes of dates and fruit leather and smoked nuts with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A smoky, appetizing Chilean red that will sing with BBQ.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: grilled berries drizzled with chocolate, smoked bacon, and wooden match
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dates and fruit leather and smoked nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Brisket, Ribs, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky, appetizing Chilean red that will sing with BBQ.

The Importer

BravoVino, Inc.

The Importer
1121 Military Cutoff Road, Ste C-350
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
1 888-215-9155

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Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.