Sommos Colección Syrah 2017

23.50

Description

Strapping, limited edition, full-bodied Syrah reminiscent of an Aussie Shiraz, with 12 months ageing in French oak barrels. The vineyards of Bodegas Sommos are located in Somontano, northern Spain, just south of the Pyrenees in hilly, undulating terrain with a continential climate and large diurnal shifts in temperature between night and day.

Deep ruby red in colour with voilet-tinged tears down the glass, this shouts Shiraz from the off, heady aromas of crème de cassis, black cherry and mulberry with wafts of menthol and pencil shavings. The palate is full-bodied and rich, concentrated sweet blackcurrant and damson on the open, with notes of fresh raspberry and mint providing lift, and a long finish showing dark chocolate, coffee, allspice and black pepper.

You can drink this all on its own, it’s a whopper, but if food pairing try with roast lamb or aged blue cheeses.

  • Full, rich, complex
  • 750ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2030
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Producer: Bodega Sommos

With 355 hectares under vine in DOC Somontano, Sommos, one of Spain's most modern bodegas, was built on the remains of the former Lazaro property, Irius in Barbastro, and has since formed an enviable reputation for cutting edge wines and wine tourism. The vineyards of Bodegas Sommos are located just south of the Pyrenees in hilly, undulating terrain with a continential climate and large diurnal shifts in temperature between night and day.

From its futuristic main building, which features interlaced cubes, to its 27-metre high winery, which was designed to use just gravity to move wine around, thereby attempting to limit the damage that traditional pumps cause. Sommos even uses the intelligent Cartesian 'porta ovis' (explorer) robot to carry out basic tasks such as filling/emptying barrels, stacking pallets etc and grapes are harvested during the cool of the night to emphasize the wines' fruitiness. Manager Carlos Sáenz and oenologist Óscar Martínez are within the nucleus of people that make up the Alliance of Garapiteros which has transformed the fortunes of this magnificent building in recent years.

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90 Points
Guía Peñín (2020)

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