La Linda Syrah, 2015
Bodega Luigi Bosca
Taste Profile Where it's from
Although Argentina is perhaps most famous for wines made with the Malbec grape, it is also a source for other superior and structured reds. Luigi Bosca – a long established and highly regarded winery – has used the Syrah variety here with great success. The wine has loads of dark black fruits and spice, combined with some notable tannins. A little bit of bottle age has added extra smoky complexity. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
Argentina is most famous today for the wines made with the Malbec grape in the clear, bright air which is found on the foothills of the Andes mountains.
However, other red grape varieties flourish in this wonderful climate – Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are all highly successful. On the eastern side of the mountains, the major risk to vines is drought and achieving full ripeness is rarely an issue.
In this example, long-established producer Luigi Bosca has produced a complex, structured and powerful example of the Syrah grape variety – famous in France’s Rhône Valley and Australia.
Argentina’s Syrah’s often seem a half-way house between these two countries, possessing some of the tannic structure and concentration of southern France, and the riper, sweeter dark fruits of Australia. Ageing in wood has provided an extra level of depth to this wine which is perfect for drinking during the winter months.
Goes well with
As with many Argentinean reds, a great combination with all cuts of steak. The dark cherry and currant fruit notes, combined with some smoky oak and a touch of spice, will also make this a perfect match for rich meat casseroles.
La Linda Syrah
|Producer||Bodega Luigi Bosca|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|