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About the Wine
Syrah quickly became one of the most popular grapes to plant in Chile. The Chilean Syrah is known to give us spicy and beautifully fruity wines.
This beautiful region, located in South America is recognized worldwide for its superb wines! With great diversity throughout the region's terroirs, unique characteristics are often reflected in each bottle. Chile offers various expressions and styles of wine that will captivate any wine lovers palate!
Tabalí, has an enormous focus on quality over quantity. The Winery is a small-scale, exclusive, family winery focused on detail. It is built in such a way that the fruit and wine are transported by gravity. The winery aims to avoid any unnecessary pumping and relies on nature to do the work wherever possible.
Felipe Müller, Tabalí’s winemaker since 2006, was born and raised in Santiago, Chile’s capital. Today, at the age of 41, he is considered one of the country´s most influential and important winemakers.
In 2001 he joined Viña De Martino as the second winemaker, in charge of viticulture as well as the vinification for red and white wines. In this winery, he worked with winemaker Marcelo Retamal, and formed a bold and renowned "Wine Dupla". Together they discovered new wines, studied various valleys and regions of Chile and vinificated around 350 vineyards throughout the country.
Felipe harvested two famous Chateaux Grand Cru Classé in Saint Emilion, France: Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere and Chateau La Mondotte.
Felipe Müller was named ‘Best Winemaker of the Year’ in the sixteenth version of “Guía de Vinos de Chile 2010”, Chile’s oldest and most prestigious wine industry publication. This distinction was an important recognition for the enthusiasm, passion and dedication he puts in crafting wines. “Wine is my passion and an important part of my life. I feel capable of leveraging the knowledge I’ve built throughout these many years", says Felipe.
In the year 2011, Felipe was appointed Manager Director, keeping his position as Chief Winemaker. From then Felipe was not only responsible for the quality of the wines but also for the global strategy of the company.
In January 2014 Felipe Müller was chosen ‘Best Young Winemaker’ (next to Aurelio Montes who was chosen Best Senior Winemaker).
2015 Tabali Syrah Vetas Blancas has a careful process in its process from the vineyard to the bottle. The grapes are harvested and selected manually. Fermented in small stainless-steel tanks and aged in 100% French Oak barrels for 12 months.
Tasting Notes: 100% Syrah. Intense and deep color. Aromas of black cherry, pepper, spices and woody and smoked notes. On the palate it is balanced, with velvety tannins and a fruity aftertaste.Pair this wine with beef, lamb and game, and perfect for spicy food.
This shows granite and dark berry character with lots of black licorice and hints of orange peel. Full body, tight and silky with integrated tannins and a long and flavorful finish. ~ 93 James Suckling
~ 93 Tim Atkin