First harvest August 18, thinning of July 8. Dry vintage. Pie de cuve. Second harvest August 22. Blend in the tanks mid October. Aging in cement tanks. Transfer after malo- lactic fermentation. Alc/vol 13.17%, acidity 4.95 and ph 3.48. Bright color, typical of a young red wine. Aromas of pomegra- nate and red roses. Taste of red pepper and tomato extract. Neat feelings. Refre- shing, but rich at the same time. The color of the label matches the wine. Re- commended service tem- perature 11°C. To drink for the next 4 or 5 years.

First harvest August 18, thinning of July 8. Dry vintage. Pie de cuve. Second harvest August 22. Blend in the tanks mid October. Aging in cement tanks. Transfer after malo- lactic fermentation. Alc/vol 13.17%, acidity 4.95 and ph 3.48. Bright color, typical of a young red wine. Aromas of pomegra- nate and red roses. Taste of red pepper and tomato extract. Neat feelings. Refre- shing, but rich at the same time. The color of the label matches the wine. Re- commended service tem- perature 11°C. To drink for the next 4 or 5 years.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES

Physical characteristics and notes

Colore:  ruby red.
Bouquet: avvolgente e penetrante di frutti di bosco, lunga persistenza aromatica.
Taste: balanced, round and persistent

Recommended temperature:

16°

Serving suggestions:

White meats, roasts and mild cheeses.

Technical data

Varietal:  Syrah  100%
Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo

Foglio di Mappa 142
Exposure: North-West
Altitude: 250 m above sea level
Soil: Sandy-clay
Training system: Simple Guyot espalier
Density: 5.000 plants per hectare
Year of planting 2000
Harvest: September
Yield: 70 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, in cement vats. Up to 8 days of temperature controlled maceration.

Ageing: 1  year in cement vats and 6 month in bottles

Capacity: 75 cl. –  150 cl.

PRIZES
  • Wine Spectator magazine (October 31, 2014) – Alhambra Syrah 2012 – 86 Points
  • Wine Spectator magazine (October 31, 2014) – Syrah 2010 – 85 Points
  • Wine Enthusiast 03-2013 – Syrah 2010 – 88 Points **Best Buy**