Isole e Olena Syrah Toscana IGT
Toscana IGT, Tuscany
Intense and concentrated, with classic pepper and spice aromas, big and rich on the palate with excellent length.
A mild and relatively dry winter and early spring allowed a regular budding.Some rains during the second half of spring prepared the terrain for a classic summer with only little rain, characterized by regular, warm temperatures with very few extreme peaks. Bunches were in excellent health which resulted in a generous yield, both in terms of quality and quantity.
AGING: 18 months in 225-liter French barrels (25% new oak)
VARIETAL: Syrah 98%, Viognier 2%
SOIL: Mostly clay-slate (galestro) with some limestone and occasionally sandstone
ELEVATION: 330–400 meters (1,083–1,312 feet) above sea level
DENSITY: 2,800–5,000 vines/hectare (1,134–2,024 vines/acre)
EXPOSURE: South, South-West
VINE AGE: 25–42 years old
TRAINING: Guyot with some spur-pruned cordon