2019 Rallo Syrah 'La Clarissa' Organic

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Year 2019

Denomination Sicilia DOC

Producer Rallo

Region Italy, Sicily

Variety 100% Syrah

Alcohol 14%

Size 750ml

Serving temperature 16/18°C, open it at least 15-30 minutes before serving

Type Red

Pairing Stewed red meat, pasta with meat sauce, grilled meat, risotto with mushrooms, aged cheese

Colour Ruby red

Nose Aromas of Mediterranean scrub with notes of myrtle, currant jam, black pepper and balsamic finish

Mouth Quite full-bodied and soft, with young tannins and pleasant freshness that reduce the alcoholic strength well


Vinification 14 days of maceration on the skins and fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 22°/24°C

Refinement 6 months in steel tanks and at least 1 month in bottle

Ageing potential A couple of years

The historic Rallo winery was founded in 1860 by Diego Rallo, located on the Marsala seafront, facing the Egadi islands. In 1997 the winery passed into the hands of the Vesco family, who relaunched the business by bringing the production from an industrial dimension to a certified organic farming regime. The winery boasts several awards in the most important international wine competitions.


The estate covers about 80 hectares. Another 10 hectares, populated by Grillo saplings, are located in the Marsala area while the Zibibbo is grown on the island of Pantelleria. All stages of production are expertly guided by Andrea Vesco, who avails himself of the professional support of over 20 collaborators and the oenological consultancy of Carlo Ferrini. In line with the philosophy of the current winery manager, numerous islands of biodiversity are safeguarded among the vineyards, thus reducing the incidence of pathogenic events. Among the grapes grown in the vineyards of the Rallo cellars we find Grillo, Catarratto, Moscato, Nero d'Avola and Zibibbo.


The wines of Rallo are distinguished by their finesse, intensity and drinkability and are fully awarded the quality of excellent territorial wines, which are confirmed, year after year, among the best enological expressions of western Sicily.