Brand Name: Nero d’Aspromonte

Grape Variety: Syrah

Vino Syrah Calabria

RED WINE, COSTA VIOLA IGP (PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION) VARIETY: SYRAH 100%

PRODUCTION AREA: THE WINEYARD IS LOCATED AT ABOUT 400 MT ABOVE SEA LEVEL, ON ANCIENT TERRACES OVERLOOKING THE SEA, ALONG THE COSTA VIOLA (LITERALLY “PURPLE COAST”). FOR CENTURIES, THE CLAYEY SOIL HAS MADE IT SUITABLE FOR WINE-GROWING THANKS TO ITS HOT CLIMATE, STRONG THERMAL DAY/NIGHT EXCURSION, AND BREEZES COMING FROM THE SEA WHICH GIVE THE GRAPES SALINITY AND INTENSE, UNIQUE PERFUMES.

CULTIVATION METHOD: ESPALIER GUYOT WITH A DENSITY OF ABOUT 7000 PLANTS PER HECTARE.

PRODUCTION: APPROXIMATELY 1.5 KG PER PLANT, THANKS TO PRUNING AND THINNING OF THE GRAPES

HARVEST: THIRD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER - MANUAL HARVEST WITH ONE-BY-ONE SELECTION OF THE GRAPES.

VINIFICATION: THE GRAPES ARE DESTEMMED AND PRESSED IMMEDIATELY AFTER HARVESTING, THEN THEY ARE PLACED IN SMALL VATS (MAXIMUM 500 KG EACH). INOCULATION OF EXOGENOUS YEASTS WITH STRICT TEMPERATURE CONTROL DURING THE PERIOD OF ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION (18-25°C). THE WHOLE VINIFICATION PROCEDURE IS CARRIED OUT IN AN ARTISANAL WAY, IN A SMALL CELLAR, USING ONLY STEEL VATS. THE GRAPES ARE SUBJECT TO A LONG MACERATION AND SOFT PRESSING

MATURATION AND REFINING: THE WINE STAYS IN STEEL TANKS FOR ABOUT 12 MONTHS TO ALLOW THE PRESERVATION OF THE INTENSE ORIGINAL AROMAS, WITHOUT CONTAMINATION WITH WOOD. IT THEN AGES IN BOTTLE FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 12 MORE MONTHS.

SUGGESTED FOOD WITH WINE: IT PAIRS NICELY WITH MEAT-BASED DISHES, RED MEAT, CHICKEN, RABBIT. ALSO EXCELLENT TO ACCOMPANY CHEESES OR CURED MEATS.

CHARACTERISTICS: THE WINE HAS AN INTENSE RED COLOR, THE TASTE IS SOFT, DRY, SLIGHTLY TANNIC AND WITH A GOOD ACIDITY. THE FRAGRANCES ARE OF RIPE RED FRUIT (PLUMS, BLUEBERRIES...), SPICES (BLACK PEPPER), MUSK, LIQUORICE.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.0%VOL

SUGGESTED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18° C