Regieterre Syrah Musita DOC 2016

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Producer
Musita
Grape(s)
Syrah (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Fruity
Oaked Style
Not Set
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Medium
Alcohol Content
14%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Volcanic soils and a maritime influence combine to impart a distinct elegance and mineral character upon the island`s wines. Nero d`Avola and Shiraz make reliable, fleshy red wines, whilst Grillo, Inzolia and Chardonnay yield surprisingly well balanced and flavourful white wines. However, it is the uniquely rich and mineral influenced dessert wines that are perhaps Sicily`s greatest contribution to the wine world, from Marsala to Moscato di Pantelleria and Malvasia.

Producer

Situated in western Sicily in the hilly territory of Salemi, Musita comprises of 50ha of vineyards at an altitude of 500 metres. Family run for five generations, Don Ignazio Ardagna planted the first vineyard on the slopes of Musita. The winery was handed down through the generations and today Carmela Ardagna is the winemaker. The winery was built in the 1970`s on the same hill and boasts state of the art equipment to create high quality wines using a mixture of traditional and international grape varieties. The name Musita stems from the name of an ancient mosque (one of the most prominent in Sicily at the time) which was located in the area.
Tasting Notes
This juicy Syrah from Sicily is bursting full of concentrated black fruits; blackberries, cherries and blackcurrants. Medium bodied in style with chewy tannins, the fruit flavours are complemented by a spicy pepper and bitter chocolate note on the finish.
Food
Serve with steak, spareribs or hard cheese such as Gouda.