Cromas Gran Reserva Syrah

Cromas Gran Reserva Syrah

  • Colchagua Valley, 
  • chile

Latest Awards

  • 90 points Wine Enthusiast , November 2023
  • 93 points James Suckling , April 2023
Background

Los Vascos wines blend Lafite tradition with the unique terroir of Chile to create elegant wines that bring exceptional to the everyday. The vision of Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite to expand their estate took them to South America in 1988, becoming the first French viticultural investment in modern Chile, oriented towards the production of fine wine using and adapting the viticultural experiences of Bordeaux. Los Vascos is located in Valley de Caneten (Colchagua), a closed valley in the central zone of Chile, approximately 25 miles from the sea. The valley provides a perfect microclimate for high quality viticulture, with Northern exposure to lands. Daily on-shore winds provide temperature changes between 68-77°F, for optimum maturation of the grapes. With 1,581 acres planted on the over 10,000 acre estate, it is one of the largest vineyards in the central Colchagua valley, at the foot of Mount Cañeten.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

The vast size of Los Vascos allows for selection of the most appropriated terroir for each varietal. The best Syrahs in the world are grown on granitic soils and the Los Vascos hillsides are made of granite. As of that first vintage, the potential realized was even higher than anticipated and the plantings in this area were extended beginning in 2009, until reaching the 131 acres dedicated to this varietal today. Over the years, the results yield more and more of the unique expression of the terroir, with the various sites offering different facets that complement each other to render a rich complexity. The major challenge for the 2019 vintage was essentially the extremely high temperature variables at the end of January and beginning of February (reaching 105°F). Fortunately, the much cooler nights, with a record low of 50°F, allowed high-quality grapes to be obtained with excellent ripeness and balance.

Winemaking & Aging

Gentle fermentation with minimal intervention in order to retain the delicate expression of the terroir. The wine is made in temperature-controlled (77-80°F) stainless steel tanks before being aged 12 months in French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet color with violet hues. Enthralling aromatics with distinct notes of violets and blackberry, complemented by hints of pepper, cold cuts, and a touch raspberry macaroons. The wine’s palate is powerful, with nice volume, gentle tannins, and lively acidity. The aftertaste is reminiscent of a wide range of red and black berries.

93
Points

Spicy nose yet still elegant. Some grilled tarragon herbs to the red and black cherries. Some white pepper, cloves and a twist of fine sweet spices from the oak. Juicy and savory on the medium- to full-bodied palate with firm but polished tannins. Long and nicely saline. Very appetizing and balanced. Drink or hold. -J.S.

James Suckling - April 2023

90
Points

It has nice bay leaf aromas that blend with licorice and ripe berries. The palate feels velvety and full, with a tasty interaction between notes of tobacco, herbs, plums and blueberries. Notes of vanilla emerge in the finish. —J.V.

Wine Enthusiast - November 2023

Appellation

Colchagua Valley

grape varieties

100% Syrah

Sizes

750ml

technical details
  • ABV: 14.5%
  • TA: 2.99 g/l
  • Ph: 3.61
  • Closure: Cork
winemaker

Philippe Rolet

Viña Los Vascos

Exploring the Full Range of High-Quality Viña Los Vascos Wines

Los Vascos
Cabernet Sauvignon
2021
Los Vascos
Cabernet Sauvignon
2021
Los Vascos
Cabernet Sauvignon
2023
Los Vascos
Carmenère
2021
Los Vascos
Cinsault
2022
Los Vascos
Pinot Noir
2022
Los Vascos
Semillón
2022
Los Vascos
Rosé
2022
Los Vascos
White Blend
2021
Cabernet Sauvignon
Los Vascos

Cabernet Sauvignon

Colchagua Valley Chile 2021
Chardonnay
Los Vascos

Chardonnay

Central Valley Chile 2023
Cromas Gran Reserva Syrah
Los Vascos

Cromas Gran Reserva Syrah

Colchagua Valley Chile 2020
Le Dix Cosechas Antiguas 2010
Los Vascos

Le Dix Cosechas Antiguas 2010

Colchagua Valley Chile 2010
Le Dix de los Vascos
Los Vascos

Le Dix de Los Vascos

Colchagua Valley Chile 2021
Primo Cinsault
Los Vascos

Primo Cinsault

Valle del Itata Chile 2022
Primo Pinot Noir
Los Vascos

Primo Pinot Noir

Valle de Leyda Chile 2022
Primo Semillón
Los Vascos

Primo Semillón

Central Valley Chile 2022
Rose
Los Vascos

Rosé

Colchagua Valley Chile 2022
Sauvignon Blanc
Los Vascos

Sauvignon Blanc

Casablanca Valley Chile 2021
Cromas Gran Reserva Syrah Cromas Gran Reserva Syrah

Our Wines

Hand-selected, exceptional wines that deliver quality and enjoyment at every level.

Our Spirits

A distinctive selection of artisanal spirits that inspire creativity and exploration.

logo-monogram
Our latest Notes

From the PBI Journal