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Fondo Antico Syrah 2016

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Style of Wine:Smooth & Silky
Country of Origin:Italy
Wine Region:Sicily
Grape Varietal:Syrah
Bottle Format:750mL
Case Size:12 bottles
$283.68 Per Case ($23.64/btl)

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Tasting Notes

Fondo Antico is family-run estate, in western Sicily near the historic port of Trapani, just north of Marsala. Combining modern winemaking technology with the traditions of the region, Fondo Antico produces wines of great character. A combination of Sicily’s bountiful sunshine, gentle Mediterranean breezes, and excellent soil characteristics help to make this possible. Many of the vines are trained in the ancient goblet configuration; however the more modern Espalier trellising system is starting to take over with newer plantations. The winemaker is Lorenza Scianna.

Syrah (pronounced see-rah) is best known for making long-lived wines from the Rhône Valley in southern France, but it is the exact same grape as Shiraz from Australia. Producers, who use the name Syrah instead of Shiraz, are indicating that they prefer more old-world aromas and flavours than new world. In Sicily, where the grapes flourish in the warm Sicilian sun, the resulting wines deftly bridge both styles.

The wine is made from 100% estate-grown grapes, with a temperature-controlled maceration for 10 days to extract colour and flavour, then fermented and aged in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.

Our Tasting Note: Dark, ruby red colour. Aromas and flavours of blackberry, cherry, and blueberry, with delicate spice notes. Medium-bodied, with nicely integrated tannins, good acidity, and a smooth lingering finish.

Food Matches: This wine will complement medium-bodied dishes, particularly grilled or roasted dishes, and even game dishes. Great to recommend on its own by the glass.

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