Grape variety: Syrah
Type: Organic Wine
Soil: hilly, sandy-loam with good presence of skeleton
Altitude: 500 meters above sea level
Planting year: 1998
Training system: espalier trained with Guyot
Viticulture: vineyard conducted according to the principles of organic farming with thinning out of the bunches in pre-veraison.
Plants per hectare: 3.600
Yield: 50 quintals / hectare
Harvest: manual harvesting in the early hours of the morning and transfer to the cellar with small 8 kg boxes.
Fermentation: after destemming, the grapes ferment in small steel tanks with selected yeasts at 23 ° C. During the maceration, for 10-12 days, the cap breaks daily by manual punching down. After racking, the malolactic fermentation takes place in steel tanks with indigenous lactic bacteria.
Aging: 12 months in French oak tonneau, 12 months in the bottle before release.
Color: deep ruby red with light violet reflections.
Nose: balance between fruity notes of blackberry and currant and classic spicy notes of black pepper and graphite.
Palate: very broad, with very fine tannins supported by good acidity which gives great balance and length on the finish.
Bottled for Case Alte Farm of Vaccaro Maria - Camporeale (PA) - Italy from PA / 4572