Mahâris, which takes its name from the watch towers that the early inhabitants used to search the sea coast, is the wine that symbolizes the meeting of diverse styles and cultures. It brings together all the favorable complexities of the international varietal Syrah with Sicily’s par excellence growing Mediterranean microclimate.

91 Points
Wine Spectator
2016 vintage
93 Points
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2016 vintage
Harvest Note
Sicily saw what could be described as the “perfect summer” in 2016. Rainfall was at a minimum and temperatures were not as hot as normal. These elements made for a perfect maturation, giving the white varietals a great balance and structure.
Tasting Note
Mahâris offers a ruby red color with purple highlights. On the nose balsamic notes mix with cocoa and coffee. In the mouth, balsamic notes return from the bouquet, with soft tannins that envelop the palate. The finish exhibits spicy, smoky notes that make this wine both pleasant and unforgettable
Food Pairing
Pairs well with fine meats, game and braised red meats.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Syrah
APPELLATION: Syrah DOP Sicilia
PH: 3.55
ACIDITY: 5.45 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: Steel
Unique Selling Points
  • Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels for greater complexity

About the Grape

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