There is a varietal Syrah called 2015 Tococo (the name of a local bird that features on the label) from vines at 1,788 meters altitude. It fermented in lagar trodden by foot and matured in untoasted 2,500-liter oak foudre for 23 months. The grapes are always picked extremely early in Elqui, the 16th of February. There are some floral aromas and hints of orange peel, a light spicy/smoky touch. The palate has a combination of power and elegance, but it doesn't really remind me of any other Syrah, like the imprint from the place is too strong even for a grape with such strong character. 1,385 bottles were filled in January 2017.
23 maanden gerijpt in foeders van 2500 liter; atypische syrah, in eerste instantie meer gesloten geurwaaier, fruitig en floraal, goed sap, zacht mondcontact, aanwezige tannine, puur en fruitig van smaak, kruidige onderlaag, goede zuren, levendig, heel aparte syrah, subtiel pepertje, veel lengte.
”Very pleasant style. Quite soft, with mild redcurrant acid, good raspberry fruit and a veneer of toast. Floral, aromatic, sumptuous Syrah; nothing too savoury here. Instead the exotic charm of the variety shines through. The richness is lifted by the line of acidity. Long and lively finish. Breezy primary red fruit, mineral hints and soft, grassy, floral notes. Not overly complex but well made, with fresh acidity and fine length.