Syclis syclis is a wine that does not betray the expectations of character that usually accompany the experience of nero d'Avola, but with special features: a full-bodied wine that passionately embraces the palate preserving refinement, reveals itself chromatically with the illusion of a berry syrup, and so touches the glass and softly marks it; known to be companion for important dishes or change into the Prince of the banquet when the meal would be easier.
Location: Scicli (Ragusa, Sicily)
Production location: c.da P.zza Filippa - Donnalucata
Variety: Nero d'Avola (100%)
Position: Plain (near the sea)
Soil type: medium calcareous soil
cultivation system: on espaliers with pruning on spurred cords
Planting density: 4400 stems per hectare
Yield per hectare: 7500 kg
Harvest: manual, first half of September
Vinification: fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature(28-32 °C), with extended maceration of the grape solids (20 to 25 days), transfer in wood at the end of winter.
Aging: not filtered, 6-8 months in French oak barrels and minimum 6 months in the bottle.
Alcohol content: 13.5-14.0 % by volume.
Characteristics: a deep red colour, with multiple aromas and especially notes of black cherry, spice and liquorice, a lively personality with soft, long-lasting tannins.
How to serve: served in large goblets, it can be uncorked just before serving, although the flavours are enhanced by being left to breathe for a few hours.
Best served at between 20 - 22°C.
On the market: after 2.5 years.
Bottle size: 0. 75 l. and Magnum 1.5 L.