Among the international vines, Syrah has found in the Tenuta di Borgo Guarini, on the western coast of Sicily, an ideal habitat to express all the characteristics that distinguish it. The deep ruby red mantle of Altavilla della Corte Syrah anticipates the typical spicy notes of the grape's bouquet and stands out for its warm and Mediterranean soul.
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APPELLATION IGT Terre Siciliane
GRAPE VARIETY Syrah
VINEYARD LOCATION Trapani countryside - Borgo Guarini Estate
SOIL COMPOSITION Mid-mixture, mostly clayey
EXPOSURE the vineyards have a Northerly exposure (300 metres above sea level)
TRAINING SYSTEM Cordon trained, spur pruned / Guyot
VINES PER HECTARE (EA) 4.500/5.000
YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE) 7.000/7.500 kg
HARVEST PERIOD Hand-picking - End of August
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 24°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION 10 days
VINIFICATION Vinification is carried out in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature, according to tradi tional red wine vinification method
MATURATION Three months in durmast middle-sized barriques
MATURATION BOTTLE Three months
ALCOHOL 13.80 % vol.
PH 3.54 (average)
TOTAL ACIDITY 5.13 g/l (average)
FIRST PRODUCED VINTAGE 2012
VINTAGE PRODUCTION 110.000 bottles
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C
RECCOMENDED GLASS Medium-sized, slightly rounded bowl
Color: intense ruby red color.
Nose: it announces its presence with mature fruit suggestions modulated by light shades of vanilla and spices.
Palate: elegant and embracing tannins, with their excellent and delicated persistence, make this robustly structured wine more and more precious.
Characteristics: the expression of the most well known international grape variety; it has found out its own ideal habitat in the Sicilian terroir; from the union of two excellencies a strong personality and greatly charming wine is born.