Syrah Terre di Sicilia
Blend: 100% Syrah
From: Italy, Sicily
By: Alana McGettigan @ Passo del Tempio
This round, supple wine is a total crowd pleaser. Made from syrah grapes grown on the island of Sicily, it shows off vibrant red and black fruit with plenty of spice as well. It offers great value and is perfectly suited for everyday drinking.
The vineyard where the grapes are sourced is located on rolling hills in western Sicily, where the terra rossa soils and cooling sea breezes make an excellent home for syrah.
The grapes were fermented in stainless steel before going through a secondary malolactic fermentation, and were then aged in stainless steel in order to preserve the vibrancy of the fruit.
Syrah is not Sicily’s most widespread grape variety, but this wine shows that there is a lot of potential for the variety on the sunny volcanic island.