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MezzoRosso | Cantina Canaio | Syrah and Merlot Cortona DOC



syrah & merlot

Young and dynamic, this red wine is an easy-to-drink blend of Syrah and Merlot grapes. Best served chilled in order to fully enjoy its finesse and elegance. Grapes are harvested exclusively from our vineyards in Farneta di Cortona. Vinification process: once the grapes are harvested, they are placed in steel vats at controlled temperatures for about 15 days, during which time the alcoholic fermentation takes place.

This is followed by a few days of soft maceration on the skins to keep the freshness and acidity in the must alive. The wine is then racked and skins are pressed, after which malolactic fermentation takes place in steel tanks spontaneously, without the inoculation of malolactic bacteria. The wine is aged for at least 12 months in steel tanks and then for another 3 months in bottle before being introduced onto the market.

  • Grape variety
    64% Syrah - 36% Merlot

  • Colour
    Brilliant ruby red

  • Bouquet
    All the typical scents of the varietals, with blackberries and currants followed by light, spicy, herbaceous notes, and great finesse.

  • Pairing with
    Appetizers, aperitifs, vegetarian dishes, sandwiches, fish fillets or in soups (cacciucco).

  • Alcohol content

  • Serving temperature

  • Available bottle sizes
    750 ml

  • Bottles produced
    about 4000

  • Designation
    Toscana IGT

  • Type of soil
    Clay / Silt

  • Yield per hectare
    about 70,000 kilos

  • Place of production
    Farneta (la Rota) Cortona (AR)