Sole dei Padri is pure Syrah, maybe more than 100%, from a single vineyard, 400 meters above sea level. We produce 7,000 bottles of it.
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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES:
Colour: deep purple-red. Bouquet: enveloping with notes of berries.Taste: rich and incisive. Firm and well-balanced tannins.
RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE: 18°C.
Roasts, game and mild cheese.
Varietal: Syrah 100%.
Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo.
Altitude: 450 m above sea level.
Training system: Spurred cordon.
Density: 5,000 plants per hectare.
Year of planting: 1996.
Harvest: End of August.
Yield: 40 hl/hectare.
Winemaking process: Spontaneous fermentation, maceration for 25 days, fermentation temperature between 24° and 28° C.
Ageing: 40% in steel vats, 40% in big 250L wooden barrels and 20% in barriques of 1st, 2nd year.