Bodegas Caudalia Paal 01 Syrah 2015

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Vinous Media 90 Points- Bright purple. Smoky, spice-tinged black/blue fruit aromas open up slowly to show hints of violet and cured meat. Gently sweet and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors sharpened by a strong jolt of cracked pepper, which adds back-end bite. Supple tannins build slowly on the clinging finish, echoing the smoke and spice notes. This one would make a good ringer in a blind flight of Crozes-Hermitages. (Fermented and aged for 27 months in concrete tanks.)

APPELLATION- Navarra D.O.
GRAPE(S)- 100% Syrah ALTITUDE/SOIL- 500 meters / mixture of clay and limestone
FARMING METHODS- Practicing organic, Vegan
HARVEST- Hand harvested
PRODUCTION- Cold pre-fermentation maceration, fermented with native yeasts at low temperature in cement tanks, ML in cement AGING- Aged for 27 months in cement tanks, total production 560 cases