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Alta Shiraz

Member Review by lobotomy:

Buena combinacion de calidad y precio, de san juan, crianza

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Winery: Callia
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Snooth User: lobotomy
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05/15/2013

Buena combinacion de calidad y precio, de san juan, crianza


External Reviews for Alta Shiraz

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
01/14/2014

Alta Shiraz 2012 - 86 points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ Mossy, balsamic aromas of baked berry fruits and root beer are soft and friendly. In the mouth, this is chunky and fairly tannic, with no glaring holes. Rooty flavors of baked berries and mocha finish with molasses and root beer notes.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/24/2014

Alta Shiraz 2011 - Best Buys, Wine Enthusiast/ ...wild-berry flavor that leads to a reasonably good...finish. Juicy and fresh.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/15/2012

Alta Shiraz 2012 - 87 points, Wine Advocate/ The 2012 Callia Alta Shiraz has a sedate, mocha-tinged bouquet: earthy and a little sullen. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins, and modest black fruit laced with tar and crisp acidity. It is well-balanced and nicely focused towards the finish…well-crafted in a slightly more rustic style.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
04/07/2011

Bodegas Callia is situated in the Tulum Valley in Argentina’s province of San Juan. It is nestled between the Pie de Palo hills to the north and the Cerro Chico Del Zonsa to the south. Two finca estates encompass 700 acres of land: Finca Pie de Palo and Finca 9 De Julio. At 630 meters above sea level, the area is blessed by temperate climate, low rainfall and rich sandy alluvial and clay loam soil; the result is intense and fruity wines that reflect the rich terroir of this region. Born from passion and legend, Bodegas Callia is named for a young woman who arrived in the land of San Juan many years ago. She wrote to her family describing San Juan as paradise endowed with abundant fruits despite the desert landscape. Her name was Callia and today, for the people of Argentina, Callia is synonymous with hope, endurance and success. Bodegas Callia celebrates the spirit of this illustrious woman. The winery’s goal is to produce the best wines in San Juan and the best Shiraz in Argentina. Along with creating quality wines, they continue to respect and support the people, nature and community from which their wines are created. Production Area The Shiraz grapes were cultivated from estate vineyards located in Caucete, at 650 meters (2,133 feet) above sea level, in alluvial, clay-rich soil with low organic matter content. The vines are drip irrigated with snowmelt runoff from the Andes. Vines are trained on trellis. Grape Varieties 100% Shiraz Vinification The grapes are hand-harvested and clusters are manually selected before de-stemming. Pre-fermentative maceration is performed at 12°C for 48 hours. Fermentation takes place at 25°C for 9 days, with the inoculation of select yeasts (Bayanus). 30% of the wine was aged for three months in 50% French oak and 50% American oak. Color Deep red with bluish shades Bouquet Reminiscent of plums and ripe figs, tobacco and spices Taste Very complex and creamy in the mouth; good structure and remarkable presence of ripe tannins Alcohol 13.3% Serving Suggestions Due to the character of young red wines like Callia Alta, serve this wine slightly cooler than you would serve older red wines. A temperature of 15°C - 16°C is ideal as it allows for the integration of fruity flavors and the tannic structure of this wine. Pairs well with sweet cheeses.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
09/24/2012

Bodegas Callia is situated in the Tulum Valley in Argentina’s province of San Juan. It is nestled between the Pie de Palo hills to the north and the Cerro Chico Del Zonsa to the south. Two fincas (estates) encompass 300 hectares of land: Finca Pie de Palo and Finca 9 De Julio. At 2,133 feet above sea level, the area is blessed by temperate climate, low rainfall and rich sandy alluvial and clay loam soil; the result is intense and fruity wines that reflect the rich terroir of this region. Born from passion and legend, Bodegas Callia is named for a young woman who arrived in the province of San Juan many years ago. She wrote to her family describing San Juan as paradise endowed with abundant fruits despite the desert landscape. Her name was Callia and today, for the people of Argentina, Callia is synonymous with hope, endurance and success. Bodegas Callia celebrates the spirit of this illustrious woman. The winery’s goal is to produce the best wines in San Juan and the best Shiraz in Argentina. Along with creating quality wines, they continue to respect and support the people, nature and community from which their wines are created. Production Area Tulum Valley, San Juan, Argentina Vines are grown in clay and sandy soils. The plants are drip-irrigated with melted snow from the Andes Mountains, providing the optimum amount of water. Grape Varieties 100% Shiraz Vinification The grapes are hand-harvested and immediately crushed and destemmed to preserve freshness and fruit character. The juice undergoes a cold maceration on the skins for 48 hours at a temperature of 54°F. Fermentation takes place for 9 days at a temperature of 74°F-81°F. The wine (30%) is aged for three months in French and American oak (50/50). Color Deep ruby Bouquet Bold with aromas of strawberry, ripe figs and tobacco Taste Velvety with notes of redcurrant, raspberry and figs followed by a pleasant, long finish of cloves, coconut and vanilla Alcohol 13.3% Serving Suggestions Excellent with lamb, hearty Italian dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs, veal chops, steak, grilled vegetables, baked ham and barbecue foods.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Alta Shiraz 2009 - 87 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast/ ... this wine has some heat on the nose but otherwise it brings solid berry aromas. The palate has size and lift, with cola, black cherry and roasted plum flavors. Finishes thick and a little spicy and savory. Fresh, clean and good as a whole.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Alta Shiraz 2009 - Sante/ Aromas and flavors of stewed plum, black pepper, mushroom, and notes of cinnamon; medium bodied with well balanced alcohol and acidity. A medium finish.


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