Rocca delle Macìe
Sasyr
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Grape Varieties60% Sangiovese; 40% Syrah
AppellationTuscany IGT
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DescriptionThe late Italo Zingarelli, a highly-acclaimed Italian film producer best known for his classic spaghetti westerns, purchased Rocca delle Macìe properties in Castellina in Chianti in 1973 and thus embarked on a career as one of Chianti Classico's more unlikely wine producers. Thanks to his dedication and passion and that of his son Sergio, who now oversees the property, Rocca delle Macìe has become one of Tuscany's leading wine estates. Sasyr, as its name suggests, is a singular and sublime blend of Sangiovese and Syrah grapes from the Tuscan vineyards of Rocca delle Macìe.
VinificationCarefully selected ripe grapes are harvested by hand. The two varieties are fermented separately at carefully controlled temperatures to preserve color and freshness of fruit flavors. 15% of the Sangiovese is aged in French oak barriques for six months.
ColorBrilliant ruby red
NoseIntense red fruit aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and raspberry
PalateA succulent, supple well-structured palate with a silky smooth finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %
Bottle size
750 ml, 3.0 L, 5.0 L
Serving SuggestionsVery versatile; will complement red meats, hearty, robust vegetarian dishes, pastas and risottos with flavorful sauces.
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