Odfjell Armador Syrah
Odfjell Armador Syrah is black with deep violet reflections. At first there are aromas of figs, redcurrants and ink offering a rich fruitiness to the wine. This is followed by scents of cloves, vanilla, smoked meat and a touch of toasted bread. In the mouth it is a big and full bodied wine; fresh, juicy with touches of strawberries and cherries, and a pleasant acidity on the finish.
Vineyards are around 10 years old and situated in the Maipo Valley (33o 51’37’’ S), 130 m above sea level. Located in the western border of the valley, near to the Pacific Ocean, the climate is mild to hot with an eight month dry season. The annual rainfall is 300 mm. The exposition to the sun is SW and the soil is clay loam with abundant stones along the profile ensuring good drainage.
Norwegian born ship owner Dan Odfjell discovered and fell in love with a small corner of the famous Maipo Valley in Chile over 25 years ago. He invested in some land which serendipitously turned out to be located in Chile’s premium red wine producing valley. While most other top producers in Chile work with relatively young wines, Odfjell has forged a unique reputation by rediscovering the forgotten wealth of Chile’s winemaking past. In fact, they believe their Carignan vines in Cauquenes are the oldest in Chile at over 100 years old! Although,s at times, this was considered an eccentric move, interest in these old sites has since grown hugely.
Odfjell is committed to being a leader in progressive vineyard management, and we are dedicated to elevating the image and practice of viticulture in Chile. The goal of this work is to produce the best possible wines in the vineyards, while maintaining our long-term commitment to sustainable agriculture and environmental winemaking practices. For this reason, our vineyards are 100% organic and we have also recently begun biodynamic farming.
Odfjell Armador Syrah – Hay Wines
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