Syrah's chosen territory
"An agricultural and winemaking challenge in the heart of the Monreale DOC".
The Sallier de La Tour project was created in 2008, the year Filiberto Sallier de La Tour, Prince of Camporeale, a man of the countryside and passionate romantic, asked his Tasca d’Almerita cousins to take care of his estate a few kilometers from Palermo.
BEAUTY IS FUTURE,
IN THE SAME WAY A FOREIGN GRAPE
IS WELCOMED TO A NEW LAND, A NEW HOME, IN SICILY.
BEAUTY KNOWS HOW TO REINVENT ITSELF.
IT IS A SYRAH WITH A THOUSAND REFLECTIONS AND INFINITE NUANCES.
BEAUTY IS SALLIER DE LA TOUR AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO CULTIVATE IT.
Sicily is a land of surprises and makes you fall in love with its astonishing contradictions, the strong personalities of its people, and the unpredictable character of its countryside. At Tenuta Sallier de La Tour, Tasca d’Almerita has invested in Syrah, a variety studied from all agronomic and productive angles.
The basic idea to employ an “international” grape seems to run counter to the search for native roots. However, our belief holds that certain established grape varieties, such as Syrah in this case, can best translate the “language” of a given territory. The Syrah of Monreale DOC is painstakingly building its own identity. But in wine, there are no shortcuts and only with perseverance, vintage after vintage, will it arrive at the final goal, its ultimate expression.
The work of Tenuta Sallier de La Tour is told today through three different interpretations of this variety; following a project to enhance the territory, along with Syrah, other native varieties such as Grillo, Inzolia, and Nero d’Avola are also cultivated.
A surprising corner of Sicily waiting to be discovered.
On Tenuta Sallier de La Tour, time is not measured, but spent. The Monreale DOC is a territory blessed with an ideal microclimate for wine and an enchanting landscape for those who want to taste it.
Sallier de La Tour Tasting
The Jato Valley welcomes you, with its up and downs, cultivated land, and rows of vines as far as the eye can see. Situated in the open countryside, Sallier de La Tour is the ideal place to stop and enjoy a glass of wine, perhaps after a tour of the vineyard on the highest hill of the estate overlooking the valley.
One of our flagship wineries, La Monaca winery boasts an Art Nouveau style clearly visible in the cast-iron columns that support its central body.
Here you can taste various territorial expressions of Nero d’Avola, Grillo, Inzolia, and Syrah (the prince of these hills) all with the opulent tones of Mediterranean wines, varying in freshness and elegance dependent on latitude.