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Alliata Syrah: Going Fast!

Alliata Ruggiero Syrah SicilyWe bought the 'Ruggiero' Syrah from Alliata Wines a couple of weeks ago, primarily with the intent of cellaring at least half the case.

Alliata is a producer from the island of Sicily in Italy.  Details about this great producer can be found here.

Sicily is known for white wines made from a grape called 'Grillo' and big, full red wines from a local grape called Nero d'Avola.

When I was adding the Syrah, I knew I just had to have it.  The price is right (just $17.95 per bottle + HST + shipping), or $20.40 + shipping (which varies depending on location).

Also, it was so unusual to see a Syrah from this region, making it a wine to discover.

When we got the case, two bottles were 'tested' fairly quickly and another couple were well enjoyed at a dinner party last night.

Here's a tasting note from Wine Enthusiast:

Aromas of leather, dark-skinned fruit and Mediterranean brush meld together in the glass. The medium-bodied but dense palate offers prune, raspberry jam and licorice alongside round tannins. A note of bitter almond closes the finish. - Kerin O'Keefe

It pretty much nails it!

I would add that it's showing a little tense and young and it also has a touch of sediment.  Therefore, if you can't wait to try it, do a little aerating and filtering first.

Otherwise, when you buy a case, this wine will continue to age nicely in bottle for a minimum 3 years and peak within 5-7 years.

Enjoy!


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