Syrah

Estate Sallier de La Tour

Syrah

Vintage 2018

For Sallier de La Tour the Syrah represents a key variety, for its development potential in this territory. The Sicilian expression of a variety with unknown origins that found a way to thrive in this area. A slow and complete ripening enhances the typical notes of this vineyard, resulting in a ruby red wine with purple shades, with an intense and fruited aroma and hints of small blackberries and spices.

  • Grapes: Syrah
  • Appellation: Sicilia DOC
  • Vine growing area: Sallier de La Tour Estate – Monreale (PA) – Sicily
  • Training system: espalier
  • Pruning system: spurred cordon
  • Vines density: 4.000
  • Yield per ha: 60 ql
  • Fermentation: traditional in red
  • Fermentation temperature: 28°C
  • Duration of fermentation: 20 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: fully developed
  • Ageing: 30% in 225-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais), second and third use, for circa 12 months, 70% in stainless steel.
  • Alcohol content: 13% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3,64 – TA 5,25 g/l – RS 0,9 g/l – ET 29,2 g/l

awards

  • Event: L'Espresso
  • Year: 2012
  • Prize or title conferred: I Migliori acquisti della Regione Rapporto Qualità/Prezzo
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Event: Gambero Rosso
  • Year: 2014
  • Prize or title conferred: Oscar Bere Bene
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Event: James Suckling
  • Year: 2018
  • Prize or title conferred: 92 points
  • Vintage: 2016
Syrah