Maroccoli Syrah

Planeta

Pronunciation
Sea-rah
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Planeta
Region
Sicilia
Oenologist
Alessio Planeta

Overview

Syrah is a noble Mediterranean grape which gives of its best in bright dry places like our Sicily. Because of this we have a great belief in the future of this variety in our island. This interpretation of Syrah is produced in a modern style, respecting all the characteristics of the vine, from an extraordinary vineyard – Maroccoli at about 400 metres, in an unspoilt area. Powerful and impenetrable, this is a wine destined for long aging.Menfi, in the southeastern portion of Sicily, is the heart of Planeta and its operational base. Various types of soil are found here, but all are rich in lime and clay, ideal for the international red grape varieties which are transformed into wine at La Dispensa winery – Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Syrah
Vinification
The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed, extraction of skins followed by 12 days of maceration at 25°C with fermentation in stainless steel vats.
Aging
12 months in French oak
Alcohol
14.5%
| Appearance
Ruby red with violet undertones.
| Aroma
Full and rounded bouquet; sweet oriental spices with recall of toasted cocoa.
| Taste
Sun ripened black fruit now with more wintery notes of leather and humus, enveloping sensation velvety with a minty and black pepper finish
| Serving Suggestions
Serve with roast leg of lamb, pasta with sauce of braised short rib, crown roast of pork, hard aged cheese.

Maroccoli Syrah

Suggested Retail:
$45.00
CSPC#:
608273
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator - December 2007 - 91 points

A very subtle, rich red, with light meat, chocolate and berry character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with a pretty core of ripe fruit, silky tannins and a long, fruity, slightly jammy finish. Best after 2008. 81,665 cases made. –JS