Alakì Syrah I.G.T. Terre Siciliane
APPELLATION OF ORIGIN: I.G.T. Terre Siciliane.
TYPE OF WINE: Red.
GRAPE SOURCE: Licodia Eubea (CT).
VARIETAL: 100% Syrah.
VINEYARD YEAR: 1995.
ALTITUDE: 500 meters above sea level.
MICROCLIMATE: Rainy winters with moderate temperatures, and dry hot summers.
SOIL: Medium texture soil with a tendency to compact, interspersed with limy tufa.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 85 quintals.
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Espalier Planting density: 4.000 -5.000 plants per hectare.
HARVEST PERIOD: the Second Decade of September.
VINIFICATION: In red with maceration on skins.
FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless-steel, 150 hl. capacity.
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 25 – 30°C.
AGING: Refining in stainless steel, followed in the bottle.
BOTTLING PERIOD: Mid of January.
MACERATION PERIOD: 5 /8 days on skins.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.50% vol.
AGING CAPACITY: 3 – 5 years.
COLOR: Deep ruby red.
BOUQUET: Typical of the vine with a hint of red berry and seasoned fruit.
TASTE: Full bodied, fairly tannic and harmonic.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 – 22°C.
FOOD TO PAIR WITH: Red meats, roasted meats, braised meats and seasoned cheeses.