PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES:
Without added sulfites, spontaneous fermentation, unfiltered.
Colour: deep purple-red.
Bouquet: enveloping with notes of berries.
Taste: rich and incisive. Firm and well-balanced tannins.

RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE: 18° C.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Roasts, game and mild cheese.

TECHNICAL DATA

Varietal: Syrah 100%

Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo
Map Sheet 142

Exposure: South.

Altitude: 300 m above sea level

Soil: Sandy-clay

Training system: Simple Guyot espalier

Density: 5,000 plants per hectare

Year of planting: 2000

Harvest: End of August

Yield: 40 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, in cement vats. Up to 12 days of temperature controlled maceration. Unfiltered and with no added sulfur dioxide.

Ageing: 2 years in steel tank and 6 month in bottles

Capacity: 75 cl. - 150 cl.

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These words are not official reflections, but technical observations, for which:

Siriki is produced from Syrah grapes grown in the municipality of Monreale, sheet 236, plots 314 and 142.

This wine was then produced by two different areas, plot 236 located at 350 meters above sea level and facing South-West, and plot 314 situated at 250 meters above sea level and facing south.

The grapes were harvested at different times, no S02 was added, I prepared a pied de cuvèe with about 10 quintals of grapes that were first of all cooled down and placed in a tank saturated with nitrogen.

Once the fermentation started, I continued to add grapes to the initial mass of 10 quintals, for three consecutive days, to avoid fermentation arrests until the tank was complete.

We carried on with racking twice a day inside the airtight tank for 12 days, helped by a peristaltic pump, and the cuvèe fermented at 22°C.

After racking, the liquid obtained from the draining of the marc was separated from the rest and was placed in a steel tank.

After a few days, spontaneous malolactic conversion started, at the end of which, the same wine was placed in another stainless steel tank.

We constantly monitored the volatile acidity, and no abnormalities were found.

The wine has been maturating for two years in a stainless steel vat and on the 5th July 2013,without clarification nor filtration, it has been put into bottles. This is for us the end and the beginning of the game!

  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Siriki 2014 - Medal Bronze
  • Mundus Vini 2017 - Siriki 2014 - Medaglia d’Oro
  • Challenge International du Vin 2017 - Siriki 2014 - Medaglia d’Oro