Sicilian Red wine "Syrah" of Marsala

Spicy marks and a harmonic flavour

The Cantina Sociale Uvam is the ideal place where you can taste the fine Syrah wine of Marsala, that was brought to Italy from France about IN 1800, people think that the grapevine comes from the city of Siracusa or from the Persian city of Shiraz, but the recent molecular comparisons place it near the Athenian grapevines of “Teroldego” and “Lagrein”. Cultivated in very hot regions of different continents, the grapevine provides its best products in bright places like the ones of Sicily. At the Uvam it is possible to taste the best Syrah of Marsala. It is a ruby red wine, that is strong and has violet shades. It presents an intense and lasting aroma with important spicy marks and ripe fruit scent with a hot, harmonic and equilibrated flavour. It complies perfectly with meat dishes, roasts, game in general and aged cheese.

The technical specifications are shown below:

Classification: Typical geographic indication

Vine variety: Syrah in purity

Production area: West Sicily

Implantation year: 1993

Altimetric quota: 200 metres on the sea level

Kind of the terrain: clayish-calcareous, of good fertility

The plant’s yield: about 2.5 kilos

Cultivation system: espalier

Pruning system: cordon ram 

Anti-parasites fight: integrated

Grape harvest: last days of August and first ten days of September

Harvest ways: manually, with accurate selection of the grapes

Wine-making: separating the fruit from the stalks, pressing, maceration for 8-12 days coinciding with the alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of 25° C for the first six days and 28° C for the remaining time

Fermentation: in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks with a capacity  500 hl 

Refinement: it is made during the first phase in the stainless steel, with a short 

stopon the subtle sides in order to harmonize taste and roundness, in the end the product is put in a bottle at a controlled temperature for six months

Alcoholic standard: 13,5 % Vol.

Service temperature: 18/20° C