Type: Red Wine
CS 6 SIZE: 750 ML
Grapes: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier
Appellation of Origin: Marchigue Area, Colchagua Valley, Chile POLKURA is a wine growing project, started in 2002 by the Muñoz and Colchagua Valley in Chile was chosen as the ideal site, for it has shown enormous potential to produce this varietal. POLKURA is the name of a little hill, located inside the vineyard. On its slopes grow the grapes that make this wine. POLKURA means “Yellow Stone” in the native Chilean Mapuche language, making reference to large amounts of yellow granite spread along the clay soils of the area. Decomposed granite imparts the wine with minerality and elegance, whereas clay gives it body and structure.
ROBERT PARKER 90 POINTS (issue #222 Dec.2015):
The 2012 Syrah Block G+I contains 2% Viognier. It is sourced from the G and I block of their vineyard in Marchigue. It went through malolactic and matured in new and used French barriques for some 22 months.
The nose is very Syrah, with abundant notes of tapenade, smoked bacon, violets and plenty of toasted aromas, a little roasted, with something earthy.
There are some oak aromas still to be integrated, mainly the toasted notes.
The palate is medium to full-bodied with abundant, dusty tannins and balanced acidity. It could do with little more freshness, though. 4,180 bottles were filled in March 2015. 2009 vintage; 5 Nations Wine Challenge, Australia, Best Syrah, Southern Hemisphere. 2012 vintage; 93 points: James Suckling/95 points Descorchados/93 points Wine Enthusiast.
Imported by: Mas Vino Wine Broker Inc.