Syrah is the most varied and identifiable expression of the Monreale DOC terroir. Tenuta Sallier de La Tour produces three interpretations of this important grape variety. The international grape variety Syrah has adapted wonderfully to the intensely hot but breezy climate of the Monreale DOC. A fresh, ready-to-drink wine.
The Southwest exposure provides good light and warmth in summer. The soil is very rich in potassium, which promotes good grape ripening and the accumulation of sugars, aromas, and anthocyanins.
The Vigna Ex-Pereto has a soil characterized by clay texture (14.4% sand and 32.5% clay). Wet in spring and dry in summer, causes the vineyard to produce in medium vigor. A medium vigor lends itself, depending on the characteristics of the vintage, to obtaining both full-bodied red wines and fresh, ready-to-drink wines.
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Appellation: Red Sicilian DOC
Vine growing area: Tenuta Sallier de La Tour – Monreale – Sicily
Training system: espalier
Pruning system: spurred cordon
Vines per ha: 4,000
Yield per ha: 95 ql
Fermentation: traditional for red
Fermentation temperature: 28°C
Duration of fermentation: 20 days
Malolactic fermentation: fully developed
Aging: 30% of must for 12 months in second and third passage 225 liter French oak barrels (Allier & Tronçais), 70% in stainless steel tanks
Alcohol content: 13.5% Vol.
Wine analytical data: pH 3.40 – TA 5.51 g/l – RS 2.8 g/l – TE 33.9 g/l
- Vintage 2020Guide James SucklingAward 92/100