This varietal is of middle eastern origins that is expressed at its best from the terrain of Sicily, thanks to the intense sunlight and uniqueness of the soil.
The grapes are cultivated at Sambuca di Sicilia, in the province of Agrigento, and also in Acate in the province of Ragusa. At Sambuca di Sicilia, it obtains a wine that is more mature and structured, at Acate, the wine is more delicate and fruity. The type of farming is “Espalier”, used with an average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.
100% Syrah. It is an average to late varietal reaching maturity around the end of September.
Collected from the grapes of perfect phenolic and aromatic maturity. De-stemming and alcoholic fermentation with the skins occurs at 80 degrees for 10 days. Malolactic maturation occurs with selected bacteria, then finally maturation for 10 months in French barriques.
COLOR: Bright ruby red
BOUQUET: Warm and persuasive, with spicy notes of black pepper and thyme based on notes of wild fruit.
FLAVOR: The tannic sensation is velvety and pleasant.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 13,5%
It goes well with savory cold cuts, red meats cooked in irons, game, smoked cheeses and herbed cheese. It is also well paired with seafood dishes that are particularly savory, such as swordfish with rosemary.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 60-64° F
STEMMARI Syrah 12 - silver - Mundus Vini 2014 - Sommerverkostung
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