Syrah is a noble Mediterranean vine which gives of its best in sunny dry places like Sicily.
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Type Of Wine: Red - IGT Sicilia
First Year Of Production: 1999
Number Of Bottles Produced: 90.000
Production Area: Menfi (AG)
Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah
First year of vines production: Dispensa: 1996. Gurra: 1999
Altitude: 100 metres above the sea level
Soil Type: DISPENSA: shallow soil, average limestone, with a good section of yellow and dark-grey clay; moderate fine texture, not much presence of stones. GURRA: calcareous and very clayey soil
Yield per Hectare: 9 tonnes , 2 kg per vine
Training System: Vertical Trellis; spur pruned cordon
Planting Density: 4.500 vines/hectare
Harvest Period: end of August
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed, followed by the process of extraction on skins conduced with 12 days of maceration. After draining the wine is matured in 225 litres French oak barrels for 12 months
Fermentation Equipment: 150 hl stailess steel fermenters
Fermentation Temperature: 28°C
Maturation Period: 12 months in 225 litres oak barrels
Bottling Period: Second half of February
Alcohol content: 14,47% vol
Total Acidity: 5.90
Ageing Potential: 5 - 7 years
Pick drinking time: 2 - 5 years
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