This exquisite wine from the Lazio region of Italy is a true testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of the winemakers at Villa Simone. We visited this winery in the fall 2019.
Upon pouring, the wine reveals a deep, ruby red color that entices the eyes and hints at the bold flavors to come. The nose is greeted with an elegant bouquet of dark fruits, such as blackberries and plums, mingling harmoniously with subtle notes of black pepper and a touch of smokiness.
On the palate, the Villa Simone 2018 Lazio Syrah showcases a perfect balance between fruitiness and earthiness. The initial sip reveals a burst of ripe blackberries and cherries, followed by layers of complexity that unfold with each subsequent taste. The velvety tannins provide a beautiful structure, allowing the flavors to dance on the tongue, while a hint of acidity adds a refreshing touch.
This Syrah is a full-bodied wine with a lingering finish that leaves a pleasant, lasting impression. It is clear that the grapes were carefully selected and handcrafted with utmost care, resulting in a wine that showcases both the unique characteristics of the Syrah grape and the terroir of the Lazio region.
The Villa Simone 2018 Lazio Syrah is a wine that demands attention and deserves to be savored. It pairs exceptionally well with hearty, flavorful dishes, such as grilled lamb chops or a rich, slow-cooked beef stew. Alternatively, it can also be enjoyed on its own, allowing you to fully appreciate its complexity and depth.
In conclusion, the Villa Simone 2018 Lazio Syrah is a shining example of Italian winemaking at its finest. With its bold flavors, impeccable balance, and a touch of elegance, it is a wine that will impress even the most discerning of palates. I highly recommend experiencing the magic of this Syrah for yourself.