Syrah, or Shiraz, is a black-berry vine that is widespread throughout the world, although it is more historically linked to the European-Mediterranean area and the ancient Near East. Its origins are controversial, although they are all fairly in agreement that it comes from the areas of ancient Persia (now Iran), near the town of Shiraz, hence its name. Syrah gives a wine of ruby red color with violet hues and an intense and fruity aroma with hints of small black fruits and spices, among which black pepper is evident; in the mouth has a good structure and persistence, it is soft and quite fresh with a medium tannin. In the Italian territory it is certainly Sicily that in the last centuries has been able to better interpret its cultivation, vinifying it in a blend with Nero d'Avola and therefore obtaining soft and spicy wines that are very much in demand on the international market.
'Grottaia Rosato' by Caccia al Piano is made from syrah and merlot grapes harvested and vinified separately. Captivating from its color, it is a pleasantly refreshing Rosé, suitable for brightening up informal occasions and summer evenings. The color is a bright peony pink. The nose is dominated by strawberry aromas with hints of lychee and raspberries that underline its freshness. On the palate it is fresh and balanced, with a return of both fruity and floral sensations. The finish is soft and persistent. Excellent to accompany fish or vegetable based appetizers, first courses of fish, seafood and shellfish.