The best of the old and new world winemaking
The best of the old and new world winemaking as we handcraft small-production lots Casablanca Valley, Chile
Kingston Family makes two Syrahs: Bayo Oscuro, our top Syrah, and its youthful sibling, Lucero. The Syrah comes from the highest, steepest hills in the vineyard with the most sun exposure and leanest soils. Like our Pinot Noir, the Bayo and Lucero are blends. The process starts in the vineyard from several different syrah blocks, which are fermented and aged separately. Once the grapes are harvested they go through long cold soaks and native yeast fermentation in 1-ton bins and 3- to 5-ton open top tanks.
Most of the Syrah ferments with completely de-stemmed fruit, although we always do a few small lots that are mostly whole cluster.