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Monday, 20 April 2020

Montalto Collezione di Famiglia Syrah 2018 Terre Siciliane

A good-value Sicilian Syrah from Cambridge Wine Merchants

Syrah is a late-ripening, warm-climate grape; originally from the Northern Rhône, it also likes the heat of Australia and California.

It produces dark-coloured wines with plenty of fruit, acidity and tannins that are expressive in youth and that can also be aged.

This example is from Sicily which has no particular tradition of producing Syrah; nonetheless, this one has turned out very well.

Montalto Collezione di Famiglia Syrah 2018 Terre Siciliane (£10.99, Cambridge Wine Merchants) ripe, juicy bramble fruits, dark berries and plums with florality, a dusting of sweet spice and a twist of mint; fresh, mineral and supple with perfectly ripe tannins and good underpinnings.

Drinking nicely now and will also age.

Good.

Match with rare roast beef or steak.

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