Santagostino Nero d’Avola/Syrah IGT

Firriato

Pronunciation
SANT-agostino
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Firriato
Region
Sicilia
Oenologist
Giuseppe Pellegrino

Overview

It seemed to everyone to be an impossible enterprise to improve on what was considered the top of the top Sicilian red wines of the new generation. But we have. It is even more intense and with a deep ruby red colour, beautiful notes of mature red fruits, and an underlying hint of spices conferred by these exceptional grapes. Syrah and Nero d'Avola have a natural affinity in this blend.The palate notes and the caressing elegant tannins that give it a long, warm persistent finish, making it stand out in a world context.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
50% Nero D'Avola - 50% Syrah
Vinification
Traditional vinification in temperature-controlled fermenters followed by malolactic fermentation.
Aging
French and American barriques for 8 months.
Alcohol
14.5 %
| Appearance
Deep ruby red
| Aroma
Beautiful notes of mature cherry and strawbery with ample spice.
| Taste
A mouthful of dark berry fruit, round and full with a lingering finish.
| Serving Suggestions
Roasted and grilled red meats and game. Aged cheese.

Santagostino Nero d’Avola/Syrah IGT

Suggested Retail:
$27.00
CSPC#:
706748
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator - December 2007 - Top 100 Wines 2008 - Nov15

James Suckling - 91 Points - 2006 - Shows focused aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and light vanilla. Full-bodied, with soft, round tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Beautiful and juicy. Drink now.