La Monaca

Its name is identical to that of the winery in Art Nouveau style – La Monaca is a selection of the best Syrah grapes of the Estate. It is the Sicilian expression of a variety that in the Camporeale hills running through the Jato Valley has found an ideal place to grow. Deep black Mediterranean notes are intertwined with a freshness typical of quite different latitudes.

 
 
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La Monaca
La Monaca
Grapes:
Syrah 100%
Appellation:
Sicilia D.O.C.
Production area:
Pernice Estate - Monreale (PA) - Sicily.
Soil:
Clay.
Age of vineyard:
1993.
Altitude of vineyards:
350 m s.l.m.
Vineyard exposure:
South-West.
Training system:
Espalier.
Pruning system:
Spurred Cordon.
Vines per Ha:
4,000.
Yield per Ha:
7.5 ql.
Harvest period:
24th September.
Weather conditions:
Mild and dry Winter, hot and dry Spring, cool and dry Summer. Good thermal conditions during ripening period.
Production method:
Traditional in red 15 days on skins at 28°C.
Fermentation temperature:
25/30°C.
Maceration:
15 days.
Malolactic fermentation:
Totally run.
Ageing:
18 months in 225 liter French (Allier & Tronçais) oak barrels. In bottle 6 months before release.
Alcohol content:
14% Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3.66 - TA 7.60 g/l - RS 2.00 g/l - TE 37.90 g/l.
 
 

Colour:

Bright ruby red.

Bouquet:

Typical of the variety with distinctive notes of spices and aromatic herbs, soft notes of eucalyptus and mint, rich chocolate aroma and vanilla from the oak aging.

Taste:

Very elegant, harmonic, smooth and with a long persistence.

Serving temperature:

16°C.
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2016
Robert Parker
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91 points
2012
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2013
Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli
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Super Tre Stelle
2010
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2013
Syrah du Monde
-
Medaglia d'argento
2009
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2013
Luca Maroni - Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani
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Il miglior vino (89)
2010
 
 

SYRAH

SYRAH

Some say that the Syrah variety originates from the Persian city of Shiraz, others from Syracuse in Sicily, or from Piedmont; its adoptive land became the southern Rhone valley and adjoining regions. At the moment it is cultivated all over the world and is particularly widespread in the warmer regions of the New World. For ten years now it has attained a place of honour between the elite of wines, thanks to its characteristics of high concentration, smoothness, and tannic density, often polished and refined by ageing in wooden barrels. The bunch is elongated, and not very compact; the grapes are medium-sized and oval; the skin is very pruinose, blue in colour, sweet and sapid. It is recognized for its spicy taste, the scent of blackberries and plums, often accompanied by traces of liquorice, bitter chocolate and coffee.