Syrah Toscana DOC Marujo 2017 – Tenuta Casteani
Marujo undergoes aging in amphora with a prolonged maceration process. The amphora provides excellent conditions for the wine’s evolution, allowing the peculiar characteristics of the variety to shine through.
The wine displays a deep and brilliant ruby red color. It boasts a wonderful olfactory complexity ranging from red fruits to black pepper, leather, and floral violet notes. On the palate, it offers a broad and enveloping sensation with a long finish, supported by excellent acidity. The tannins are pleasantly silky. It pairs ideally with roasted or grilled meats, game, and aged cheeses.
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Tenuta Casteani is a winery situated in the hills of Maremma, Tuscany. Established in 2002 under the guidance of Mario Pelosi, the founder and CEO of the company, it now exports wines worldwide. The winery primarily focuses on indigenous Maremma grape varieties, such as Vermentino and Sangiovese, along with Syrah in amphora.
Shiraz and Syrah are the same grape. The difference between the two stems from regional expressions and climate-driven styles. Winemakers who work in cooler-climate growing regions, both in the Old World and New World, tend to call their wines Syrah. The most famous examples come from the northern Rhône Valley of France. In the New World, in regions like Sonoma Coast, California; Yarra Valley, Australia; and parts of Chile, the wines are called Syrah because they emulate the leaner, acid-driven, savory styles of the Old World French classics.
Shiraz tends to come from warmer growing climates, namely the South Australian regions of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Stylistically, these wines are lush, fruit-forward examples that embody the warmer, sunnier climate.
The wines are opaque, ruby-purple in hue, and offer concentrated jammy aromas and flavors of blueberry and blackberry, along with big, ripe tannins. Smokey notes along with black pepper spice, are also characteristic. Alcohol levels tend to be higher then “Syrah”, as are degrees of oak use and oak aging.