During pre-harvesting the first days of September created stability into the best grape clusters then harvested. 2015 was a perfect vintage, warm but not dry or wet, ideal weather conditions for a grape variety that in fact does not love too much heat nor heavy precipitations.
It has spicy and mineral notes typical of Syrah, it is refined, elegant yet powerful and incredibly balanced.
Syrah 2015 comes from a very small selection of only 15 barriques, obtained by a manual crushing in an open vat/ barrique. Thanks to the favorable weather conditions, during vinification, it was possible to use stems which granted the contribution of elegant and delicate tannins. This wine is marked by a great complexity, it is a sequence of warm mineral notes where graphite dominates.
Area of production: Upper Maremma, Colline Metallifere zone
Designation: IGT – Indicazione Geografica Tipica – Toscana Syrah
First vintage: 2001
Variety: 100% Syrah
Planting density: 8,500 vines per hectare
Training system: cordon spur
Soil: markedly clayey with a fairly significant pebble fraction. The higher plots are more pebbly, those lower down have more silt
Vineyard management: integrated pest management
Average production: 3,500 bottles
Harvesting method: manually in 15-kg cases
Maturation: for 20-22 months in new French oak barriques; after going into bottle in the summer, the wine is left to age for several months before release to market
Serving temperature: 18 °C