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Viñedos de Alcohuaz

Grus Bottle
Appellation
Elqui Valley
Variety
Syrah, Garnacha, Petite Syrah, Petit Verdot
Age of Vines
9-14
Farming
Practicing organic and biodynamic
Soil
Sand, granite, gravel
Altitude
1720-2206 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in stone lagars, crushed by foot
Aging
12 months in concrete eggs

Overview

The local name for the southern constellation of the crane, Grus is blend of Syrah and Garnacha, with small additions of Petite Syrah and Petit Verdot. Sourced from several sites and elevations Grus is a calling card for the estate. It is fermented in stone lagars with daily treading of the grapes by foot so as to not extract harsh tannins from the thick-skinned grapes typical of the extreme environment of the Alta Elqui Valley.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2017 Grus

Source: WA

93

2016 Grus

Source: WA

92

2015 Grus

Source: WA

92

2014 Grus

Source: WA

Elqui Valley, Chile
  • Location
    Elqui Valley, Chile
  • Appellation
    Elqui Valley
  • Proprietor
    Alvaro & Patricio Flaño
  • Winemaker
    Marcelo Retamal
  • Size / Elevation
    20 hectares / 1720-2206 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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