Cortona Syrah Cuculaia 2016 Fabrizio Dionisio, Red wines


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Cortona Syrah Cuculaia 2016 Fabrizio Dionisio

Variety: Syrah 100%

Intense ruby ​​red with large garnet areas.

The nose releases intense and diversified aromas of ripe fruit with blackberry, red plum and sour cherries in alcohol. Black pepper anticipates the roundup of spices, with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and cocoa. The forest brings us the notes of leaves, flowers and Mediterranean scrub and finally of aromatic herbs.

On the palate it is powerful, voluminous and deep. At the same time with an admirable structure, with an excellent tannic texture and very fine minerality. Maintains the palate with vigor and class, developing lush aromas of jam, dried fruit and copious spices. It certainly is excellent, both in its individual parts and in general harmony and balance.

Taken as a whole, it is an incredible manifestation of Tuscan Syrah in its most complex declination, that is, aged for a long time in wood.

Cortona Syrah Cuculaia 2016 Fabrizio Dionisio

Fabrizio Dionisio is born in Lazio, but now he is Tuscan by adoption. In fact, since the early 1970s Fabrizio’s father bought the estate in Il Castagno in Cortona. In 1992, with the purchase of a second plot in Poggio del Sole, the farm reached its current land expansion.

The vineyards are located in Cortona, with a plant density of 5000 plants per hectare and a low yield of 40 quintals.

Cuculaia is produced only in vintages considered excellent, with a first careful selection in the vineyard.

After the harvest, carried out manually in 15 kg perforated crates in the first half of September, it ferments spontaneously in stainless steel containers with indigenous yeasts. The period normally lasts 15 days, with further maceration on the skins between 7 and 14 days.

It carries out the malolactic transformation in the same containers spontaneously and without inoculation of bacteria. After racking, it ages in French oak, Allier, Nevers and Troncais barriques for at least 24 months.

Only the best barrels will be part of the most precious cuvée.


Additional information

SKU: WIN-71506
Weight 1.5 kg



Prizes and awards

Wine il vino 2016 95 / 100