Viña Leyda was founded in 1998, in Leyda Valley, Chile. Traditionally, Leyda Valley has been an area of natural pasture lands and basic crops such as wheat and barley. After evaluating the potential conditions of the area, a crucial investment was made which enabled water to be brought from the Maipo River through an eight kilometer pipeline. Leyda have now planted 230 hectares of vineyards.
The grapes were hand harvested. In the cellar, a careful cluster selection was made on the sorting stainless steel table. The clusters are destemmed, softly crushed and then received in stainless steel tanks. 50% of the grapes are received in open steel tank working with manual punching down regime. Cold maceration is made at 8-10°C during 6 days following with the alcoholic fermentation at 26-28°C for 10 days. After the desired level of dryness was achieved the wine was left resting on its lees for 2 days in order to augment its flavours. 30% of the components were racked into new, 1st and 2nd year use french oak barrels where the malolactic fermentation took place. The rest of the wine was left in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's fruity character. The wine was then aged for 13 months before bottling.
As it has an such an expressive and complex nose, this Syrah seduces with its extended fruit spectrum showing notes of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries together with floral hints and confitures. The respectful and elegant use of oak enhances the fruit. The palate is concentrated with a silky texture and berry juiciness.