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Size: 750ml.

The color of this wine is almost an impenetrable inky purple, and it exudes aromas reminiscent of rich cassis and licorice tones. The palate shows true syrah form, with smooth undulating waves of smoky black currant, plum, boysenberry and precise varietal character. The cassis and spice evidenced on the nose combine seamlessly on the palate and lead into a generous, long finish. The well-rounded tannins are interwoven with a fine thread of acidity and provide the necessary structure for the background aromas of cassis, tar, and tobacco to rise up on the finish.

Production Area Menfi, Sicily, Italy

Grape Varieties 100% Syrah

Vinification The grapes are de-stemmed and crushed; extraction on skins followed by 12 days of maceration at 25C with fermentation taking place in stainless steel tanks. After racking, the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels

Color Ruby red with violet undertones

Bouquet Full and rounded bouquet; intense spiciness with hints of pepper, cloves and rosemary. Overtones of cassis, coffee, fig and red fruit jam

Taste Fresh fruit dominates; luscious and supple in texture, with a mouth-filling character

Alcohol 13.5%

Serving Suggestions Pair with mature cheeses, beef dishes, lamb with ginger sauce, cheeseburger with mushrooms, or herb-encrusted ribs