Syrah Miramar 2012: Best Syrah in South America
Our icon Syrah Miramar was awarded as the best Syrah in South America by Decanter.com, giving it 96 out of 100 points!
This Syrah is probably the best expression of our terroir, coming from a truly cool climate. The Lo Abarca Syrah has a hard time ripening due the low temperatures and coastal fogs. This results in a wine low in alcohol and high in acidity. For Syrah lovers, this wine is probably an unexpected version of a Chilean Syrah. As Jancis Robinson mentioned, “I would hate to get this wine in a blind tasting, as I would put it more towards Northern Rhone.” There are very few Syrahs that dare go so far in their acidity towards an herbal sight of the variety, which is a perfect reflection of the Lo Abarca terroir.
The nose is floral and shows red fruits and spices such as fresh white & black pepper. On the palate it is delicate, with elegance and a firm acidity, full of red fruits. A must try Syrah from Chile!