Syrah is grown in different ways in the winery, depending on the intended use for the grapes, so these grapes come from a sunnier area than the first but have quite a different plant yield, in order to ensure a concentration that will make this wine ready to rest a year in small oak barrels, which have been previously used for our third Syrah.
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RED WINE SIRAH:
Sicilia-Indicazione Geografica Protetta GRAPES: Syrah,
PHYSICAL AND ORGANOLEPTIC QUALITIES: Ruby red colour. Round and penetrating bouquet with a scent of berries. Aromatic persistence. Well balanced tannins.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16°C.
Source: Vineyards located at F° 142 in the Monreale - Palermo region (Loc. Virzì.)
Exposure: North - West
Altitude: 250 metres above sea level
Soil type: Sandy - clay
Growing method: Hedge curtain
Vineyard density: 3000 plants / ha
Age of the vines: 1993
Harvest time: Mid - September
Yield: 60 hl / ha
Wine-making process: Maceration for 10 days, fermentation temperature 25°- 28° C., stirring every 3 hours for the first 3 days, then twice a day.
Ageing: After malolactic fermentation, 4 months in steel tank and min. 2 months in bottle.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: white meat, roasts, game and mild cheeses.