Maroccoli Syrah from the innovative Sicilian top producer Planeta. Maroccoli is the top Syrah wine from Planeta and is an expression of elegance, power, balance and eminence of the unique aromas of Sicily. This version of Syrah is produced in a modern style, respecting all the characteristics of the vine.
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|Classification||Sicilia Menfi Syrah D.O.C.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Pairs with||Pasta dishes, pizza, tasty meat dishes and medium aged cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
Planeta family is one of the eldest families of winegrowers in Sicily now in their seventeenth generation and operating 5 wineries spread around Sicily and producing wines from many of the DOC zones. While the current family has a focus on innovation and modernity they never distance themselves from historic and traditional interpretation of wine. Their patient and meticulous work has always been directed to the past as much as to the future; on the one hand profoundly linked to the oldest Sicilian traditions of wine making with its heritage of indigenous varieties, and on the other an interest in those international grape vines which are best adapted to these territories, without neglecting the most vigorous and imaginative investigations into other varieties. Respect for the environment and development of biodiversity are the watchwords of this company.
The Syrah vines for the Maroccoli red wine grow at Planeta’s Ulmo winery west of Agrigento in Southern Sicily at an altitude of around 400 m. in limey soil. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by 21 days of fermentation on the skins; after malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine was matured for 14 months in French oak barriques and a few months in the bottle. Powerful and impenetrable, this is a wine destined for long ageing.
Colour: Ruby red
Bouquet: Sweet oriental spices and a fleeting recall of toasted cocoa accompany the wine in all its tasting processes, now providing hints of sun-ripened black fruit, now with more wintery notes of leather and humus.
Taste: An enveloping sensation recalls the consistency of velvet with a minty and black pepper finish.
Longevity 5-10 years.