Bod. Luis Pérez – Samaruco

Syrah, Petit Verdot. V.T. Cádiz.

Samaruco is a mature, powerful and lingering wine. It stands out for its unusual balance between warmth and freshness, and its varietal expression, with aromas of ripe black fruit, and notes of flowers and Mediterranean grass.

Samaruco is a red wine produced by Bodegas Luis Pérez in Jeréz de la Frontera, V.T. Cádiz.

After a long career in the world of oenology, especially in the research field, in 2002 Luis Pérez began this project with the aim of recovering the tradition of red wine in the lands of Jeréz. In the 25-hectare farm, Hacienda Vistahermosa, he decided to destine 14 of those hectares to the cultivation of red varieties.

This particular farm is located in the heart of the vineyard area of Jeréz, on the high mountain of Pago del Corchuelo, which has features that make it unique:

  • its high elevation influenced by the sea winds and a specific microclimate.
  • the nature of the soil, with calcareous clays with gypsiferous marl, unique to the area. The Albariza soils.
  • the plantation and the training of the vines is intended to attain great-quality wines.

Bodegas Luis Pérez has very modern facilities, designed for minimal intervention in all processes in order to achieve wines that express, to the maximum extent, the features of the variety and the land where they are born.

Samaruco is a wine made from Syrah and Petit Verdot from Hacienda Viña Hermosa.

Harvesting is carried out manually, placing the grapes in 15-kg boxes, and selecting the grapes in the vineyard and in the winery, on a selection table. Each variety if vinified separately. After they go through a pre-fermentation maceration at 5ºC, they ferment in stainless steel deposits at a controlled temperature, extending the maceration to 20 days. After the malolactic fermentation the deposits that will be subject to assemblage are selected, and then they are aged for 12 months in medium-roast French oak barrels. The wine is bottled without clarifying or filtering. Before it is launched on the market, it is left to stand in the bottle for a minimum of one year.