Wine Tenuta Montecchiesi, Selverello Syrah, 2017
Red- This Syrah offers incredible structure with a range of traditional Syrah aromas, flavors, and mouthfeel.
Aromas of black cherry, blueberries, plum and violets lead the nose on of this ripe red wine. Intense fruit with a hint of ground pepper come together on the round palate alongside supple tannins balanced by a good but not excessive level of alcohol and with acidity.
Enjoy with medium aged cheese, roasted meats and grilled fish. Pair with Guinea fowl stuffed with wild herb and cacciucco fish soup for a celebratory dinner.
The oldest vineyards on the estate were planted at around 4,500 vines per hectare, and the most recent from 5,000 to 9,000-10,500. The objective of this high density is to achieve high concentrations in the grapes and self-balance on the part of the vine. The Montecchiesi vineyards are planted at elevations of 260-350 meters.
Six months in large oak casks.
The clusters are hand-harvested generally in mid-September. After harvesting, the berries macerate for 18 days. The must begins fermenting at 20°C and reaches 28°C at pressing-off. Malolactic immediately follows in stainless steel.