Cantina Gaffino's IGP Lazio Syrah is the triumphant Italian response to other world-famous shiraz. Named after Vinum Opimian, a highly appreciated and valuable wine for the Ancient Romans requiring 25 years of ageing. Gentle and delicate in character with an intense ruby red colour. This is a full-bodied wine with chewy tannins. On the palate, blackberry flavours pop on the tongue with hints of black pepper and leather. The volcanic soil of the vineyard and the sea breeze give this IGP Lazio Syrah great structure and character. Drink now to 2029.
For the best extraction, the Syrah grapes for Cantina Gaffino's Opimiam are left to macerate for 12 hours before undergoing 22 days of fermentation. To soften the Syrah grape's high tannins the wine spends six months ageing in barrels and a further six months refining in the bottle.
Cantina Gaffino, Lazio
Cantina Gaffino’s 28 hectares of vineyards are planted just a few miles south of Rome and located in a vantage area boasting volcanic soil and optimal altitude and exposure. The business has been family-run for almost 60 years. Throughout this time their focus has been in the vineyard, cultivating their vines to obtain the highest quality grapes.
Syrah grapes are internationally loved and used in both single varietal wines and blends. Widely known as Shiraz in Australia, Syrah grapes are typically high in tannins and dark colours. Its wines tend to develop ripe dark fruit flavours with notes of flowers, spices and herbs.
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