Classification: DOC Sicily
Grapes: Syrah 100%
Production area: Mazara del Vallo (TP), northwestern Sicily (Italy)
Soil type: clay soil with a good amount of Limestone and balanced content of organic elements and nitrogen
Altitude: 100/150 meters a.s.l.
Viticulture: spurred cordon system with a medium-high plant density (5000 plants/ha).
Climate: insular-mediterranean with mild winters and breezy summers
Harvest period: from the end of August to the 1st week September, depending each year on the ripening of the grapes
Vinification: soft pressing and destemming from 10 up to 15 days, depending on the vintage. The extraction takes place through traditional pumpings. Fermentation temperature 26°C
Ageing: after malolactic fermentation 3/4 months in stainless steel tanks, then in bottle for other 3/4 months.
- Visual: intense ruby red with purple hues
- Olfactory: scents of spices, licorice, pepper and mediterranean maquis.
- Taste: freshness and sapididy followed by a lingering spiciness
Pairing: fresh pasta with meat sauce
Serving Temperature: 17°/18° C