KAID | SYRAH

Syrah is considered the most “Sicilian” among the international vine varieties. Already implanted in 1989, in Contrada Mandranova, it has wonderfully adapted to the local climatic conditions.

WINE TYPE

red – DOC Sicilia- BIO

 

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Syrah

 

SERVING TEMPERATURE

16 – 18C°

 

SUGGESTED GLASS

small balloon-shaped glass, upward tapered

 

BEST WITH

remarkable with a tasty Sicilian falsomagro (stuffed meat roll with sauce) and braised black pig.

Outstanding by nature and very pleasing to the palate, Kaid Syrah is a powerful and complex wine which marries exuberance, silkiness and exceptional intensity.

 ruby red, dark and opaque with violet glints.

AdC_olfatto@2x rich and elegant, with notes of black cherries in alcohol, blackcurrants, cocoa, graphite, humus, roasted coffee, rhubarb, leather, black pepper and cloves which create an intriguing and charming bouquet

AdC_palato@2x powerful, velvety and confident; Kaid is a particularly territorial and Mediterranean wine which seduces the taster with its unmistakable personality, admirably creating an articulate and full-bodied wine, further benefiting from the lively impulsiveness of its well-balanced
tannin content.

A travel through time describes the characteristics of older vintages and shows the evolution of wines that still surprise many years later.

 

2016: A good year, characterized by little rainfall and mild temperatures. This slowed down the ripening of the grapes which, overall, very evenly ripened. A vintage of great balance, with structure and elegance make the 2016 very approachable and easy drinking. The nose is very fresh and fruity, with hints of black currant, blackberries and well-integrated barrel notes. A meaty wine, with very fine tannins and a long, fresh finish.

2017: A very warm year, with little rainfall in summer and temperatures well above the seasonal average, which anticipated harvest time. However, the vegetative development of the vines was great, thanks to enough winter rains that helped the vines to react to high temperatures. On the nose, ripe red fruit scents prevail over delicate spicy notes. In the mouth the tannins are vigorous, but lightened by marked acidity. The mouthfeel is full and enveloping, with a long and persistent finish.

2018: The heavy spring and summer rainfall marked the vintage, causing some difficulties in the vineyard and a delay in harvesting. Nevertheless, the great work of selection in the vineyard has allowed us to harvest healthy grapes. The vintage produced is more vertical and slender, very elegant and immediately balanced.

2019: The vintage was characterized by a cold and rainy spring that caused a few weeks of delay in budding and flowering. The very stable summer climate, with little rainfall and mild temperatures, gave us perfect conditions for the ripening process and healthy and high quality grapes. It’s a vintage with a perfect balance between finesse and body, and a rich aromatic profile.

Kaid Syrah 2019

  • Tre Bicchieri Vini d’Italia 2022 Gambero Rosso
  • Foglia d’Oro – Guida Vini Bio

 

Kaid Syrah 2018

  • Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • 93 Points – DoctorWine Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2021
  • 92 Points – Falstaff Sicilia Trophy
  • Red Award – The Wine Hunter Award Merano Wine Festival
  • Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards
  • 4 Foglie – Guida Vini Bio

Kaid Syrah 2017

  • 92 Points – DoctorWine Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2020
  • 92 Points – Falstaff Sicilia Trophy
  • 89 Points – Wine Enthusiast
  • 88 Points – Vinitaly International Wine Guide 5 StarWine
  • Red Award – The Wine Hunter Award Merano Wine Festival
  • Bronze Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards

 

Kaid Syrah 2016

  • Tre Bicchieri – Vini d’Italia 2019 Gambero Rosso
  • Gold Medal – Syrah du Monde
  • 5 Grappoli – Bibenda
  • 93 Points – Falstaff
  • Red Award – The Wine Hunter Award Merano Wine Festival
  • 89 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Kaid Syrah 2015

  • 5 Grappoli – Bibenda
  • 92 Points – Vinitaly International Wine Guide 5 StarWine
  • 91 Points – DoctorWine Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2017
  • 89 Points – Wine Spectator

 

Kaid Syrah 2014

  • Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Red Award – The Wine Hunter Award Merano Wine Festival

Soil composition | hilly, clay, and calcareous, with high presence of skeleton

Altitude | 330-400 meters above sea level

Age of vines | 2001  , 2006, 2014

Production area | Contrada Mandranova in the Camporeale countryside

Training system | espalier training with spurred cordon pruning

No. of vines/hectare | 4.400

Yield/hectare | 6.5 tonnes

Harvest period | first ten days of September with manual harvest and grape selection

Maceration | about 12 days at a constant temperature (10°C)

Alcoholic fermentation | about 7 days in steel tanks (23-26 °C)

Malolactic fermentation | fully carried out in stainless steel tanks

Ageing | 12 months in French oak tonneau

Bottle ageing | 6 months at controlled temperature (18 °C)