Syrah

Estate Sallier de La Tour

Syrah

Vintage 2019

The Ex-Pereto Vineyard has a clayey soil texture (14.4% sand and 32.5% clay) so it is moist in spring and dry in summer, which gives the vineyard a medium vigour. The southwest exposure guarantees good light and warmth in summer. The soil is very rich in potassium, which favours excellent ripening of the grapes and the accumulation of sugars, aromas and anthocyanins. A medium vigour lends itself, in relation to the characteristics of the vintage, to obtaining both full-bodied red wines as well as fresh and readily drinkable rose wines.

  • 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: 68 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: 13,5% Vol.
  • Wine analytical data: pH 3,64 – TA 5,60 g/l – RS 1,5 g/l – ET 30,25 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
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