Bodega Calle “El Necio” Syrah
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Access to a superb vineyard in Agrelo allows us to make a small quantity of concentrated, memorable wine. Organic farming.
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
Elaboration: Hand picked fruit. Fermented in wide top concrete tanks, and aged 12 months with French oak.
Tasting Notes: “Garnet color. Peppery aromas and flavors of overripe strawberries and pink peppercorn with a lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a long blackberry pie and tar finish with chewy, grippy tannins and light oak. A peppery Syrah with ample fruit.” ~Tastings.com
At the crossroads of four corners and four historic wineries, Luigi Bosca, Baldini, and Lagarde, Bodega Calle is located on their southwest corner. A small-lot, gravity-flow, red wine making studio located in the prized viticultural area of Luján de Cuyo, our winery was opened in 2001 in the restored Claudio Erice winery, originally built in 1925. The winery concentrates on varietal wines and premium red blends sourced from viticultural areas throughout Luján and Valle de Uco. All wines are made with the use of gravity and are never pumped to deliver the grapes to the fermentation tanks.
All grapes are farmed without the use of herbicides or pesticides, are hand picked and sorted and vinified using native yeasts, which results in a more gradual fermentation curve and less intervention with refrigeration. Bodega Calle is a certified organic winery and the wines are GMO free and vegan. Also, the winery recently joined the DOC of Luján de Cuyo, the 5th winery ever to be admitted. Kirk Ermisch is its principal owner and general manager. Christopher Ermisch is the original founder of Bodega Calle, along with Elvira Calle, a famous local businesswoman and philanthropist.