The warm, dry, always ventilated climate and the temperatures mitigated by the sea breeze make this a natural and optimal area for wine grape production. The subsoil enhances the fruit characteristics and concentration of Syrah, which is highly suitable here, alongside the area’s main grape, Nero d’Avola.
GRAPE VARIETY 100 % Syrah
VINEYARD Various plots in Contrada Graffetta
SOIL Rich in marine limestone, fertile and generous
VINEYARD SIZE 6 ha
VINEYARD AGE 8 years old
AVERAGE ALTITUDE 40m a.s.l.
VINEYARD DENSITY 6,500 vines/hectare
AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1.2kg
CULTIVATION/PRUNING Spur pruning and cane pruning
HARVEST Second half of August, first half of September
MACERATION At a temperature of about 28°C for 10/12 days
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In steel
AGING 6 months half in tonneaux and half in steel, then at least 3 months in the bottle.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION About 50,000 bottles
SENSORY PROFILE Deep red, almost impenetrable color. Complex nose with notes of black pepper and nutmeg. Rich palate with excellent varietal character.
PAIRING Game, roasts and sheep’s cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.