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SYRAH

IGT Rosso Toscano

VARIETY:  Syrah 100%.

EXPOSURE: South.

TYPE OF SOIL: Red clay soil with rock fragments rich in iron.

PLANTING DENSITY:  5000 vines /ha.

CULTIVATION SYSTEM:  Spurred cordon.

HARVETS TIME:  green harvesting with thinning out of the bunches in the period of August. Selection of the grapes and mechanical harvesting from the end of September to the first decade of October.

PRESSING: Soft pressing and de-stalking.

MACERATION: on the skins for at least 20 days with frequent daily remontage. FERMENTATION AND AGING:  alcoholic fermentation with wild yeasts in glazed concrete tanks at 30-32C; malolactic fermentation and aging in french oak barriques for 12 / 15 months. Further refining in bottle for 6 months .

WINE-TASTING NOTES : Intense red colour tending to purple, hints of spices, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla and very ripe berries; the taste is soft with great structure, balanced, warm and intense; the finish sweet and succulent without tannins in excess.

LONGEVITY: potential aging of 15-20 years.

REVIEWS: Vintage 2005 2 stelle Veronelli , 2 bottiglie Le Guide dell’Espresso, 2 bicchieri Gambero Rosso; Vintage 2006 2 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso , 2 stelle Veronelli , 2 bottiglie Le Guide dell’Espresso; Vintage 2007 95 pts Wine Spectator , 3 bottiglie Le Guide dell’Espresso; Vintage 2008 3 stelle Veronelli ; Vintage 2009 93 pts Suckling, 2 bicchieri Gambero Rosso, 3 stelle Veronelli ; Vintage 2010 91 pts Suckling , 3 stelle Veronelli ; Vintage 2011 2 bicchieri Gambero rosso , 2 stelle Veronelli , 3 bottiglie Le Guide dell’Espresso; Vintage 2013 2 stelle Veronelli; Vintage 2014 2 stelle Veronelli ; Vintage 2015 2 bicchieri Gambero Rosso , 91 pts Suckling , 2 stelle Veronelli , Gold Medal Concorso Mondiale di Bruxelles , 4 Grappoli Bibenda ;Vintage 2016 94 pts Suckling , 3 stelle Veronelli , 2 bicchieri Gambero Rosso, 93 pts WineCritics , 4 Grappoli Bibenda; Vintage 2018 92 pts Suckling , 91 pts WinesCritics

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