About This Wine
Young. Fresh. Floral.
Those are the promises of the Astica label, a line of wines crafted in the Mendoza region of Argentina that do not need to be aged in order to be enjoyed. These are wines that are ready to open tonight, and reward imbibers with enticing aromas and engaging flavors that can be savored solo or with food
The Astica name is the Huarpe word for flower, and Astica wines honor the Huarpe heritage. Because the winery seeks to make the best wines possible, it uses fruit not only from its estate vineyards, but also from more than 200 independent growers — family farms on which each vine receives hands-on care. Astica also uses high-tech “precision agriculture” to help determine the best harvest dates.
No wonder the 2010 Astica Syrah is such an engaging wine. It’s defined by its red berry aromas and flavors, joined by licorice and vanilla notes — a prototypical (and delicious) Astica wine.
Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.
- Grape Composition:100% Syrah
- Grape Source:Cuyo Growing Area of Mendoza, Argentina
- Aromas & Flavors:Assorted Red Berries, Licorice and Vanilla
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionregional Argentinian food, or a grilled steak.
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