Feudo Zirtari Nero d'Avola Syrah (IGT 2013)
Terre Siciliane IGT
|GRAPES:||Nero d’Avola/ Syrah|
|ALTITUDE:||200 m (655 ft.) above sea level|
|TYPE OF SOIL:||Clay, with a moderate limestone content|
|PLANT DENSITY:||3,500 – 5,000 vines per hectare
(1,415 – 2,025 per acre)
|HARVEST PERIOD:||15th August – 30th September|
|ALCOHOL LEVEL:||14,00 % vol.|
|SERVING TEMPERATURE:||18 - 20 °C (64 - 68 °F)|
|RECCOMENDED GLASS:||A large Bordeaux-type glass, narrowing at the rim|
|AGING POTENTIAL:||4/5 years|
This wine’s vinifcation calls for around two weeks’ maceration. After its malolactic fermentation, it is stored in stainless steel in order to enhance its varietal characteristics. Once in bottle, these harmonize and meld together, yielding a wine with lively structure and broad, attractive fruit.
Deep ruby red in color, it offers perfumes of fresh red fruits and a delicate but appealing spiciness. On the palate, it is elegant yet full-favored, with a supple and pleasantly refreshing texture.
Zirtari Rosso is excellent with grilled meats and all types of roasts. It is also delicious with highly favored pasta and rice dishes or with mature cheeses.