Description: This Syrah was produced exclusively from Castelvetrano's estate vineyards. Their exposure, vine density and consistently low yield ensure exceptional-quality-fruit.
Ageing potential: 6 years
Storage: On its side at 12-14°C
Serving temperature: 16-18° C
Serving suggestions: With red meat, hearty main courses, and aged cheeses.
Production area: The winery-owned Tenuta di Castelvetrano. Located in the Contrada Dimina, it covers some 33 hectares.
Training method: Espalier
Pruning method: Spur-pruned cordon-trained
Vineyard density:Soils: Loose, chalky soils
Vineyard aspect: South-West
Weather: Mediterranean, dry
Harvest: Early September 2004
Vinification: Traditional red-wine fermentation, temperature-controlled at 24°C, with cultured yeasts.
Skin contact period: 8 days
Malolactic fermentation: Totally developed
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks for several months
Alcoholic content: 13% Vol.
Visual: Deep ruby red
Nose: Spicy, with notes of incense and liquorice
Palate: Robust, savoury, harmonious with cherry notes
Finish: Long-lingering with notes of morello cherries
Bottled in Sciacca by Wineries Miceli Srl - Palermo - Italy