The Syrah grape is a noble French variety capable of producing elegant, spiced and complex red wines, which are dense and full of personality. Its origins are shrouded in mystery. According to the most reliable hypothesis, it originated in the ancient Persian city of Shiraz, while others believe it comes from the territory of Syracuse, or even Egypt. What is certain is that, for centuries, it has been associated with the Rhone Valley in France, its chosen home, where interpretations of international fame are produced. Today, it has spread with great success throughout the world, from California to Australia, and has reached peaks of quality in very different areas, such as inland Sicily, in the Maremma hills or in the terroir of Cortona, in the Tuscany region. Here it displays an almost wild expressiveness, with deep notes of black fruit and intense spices, a magnificent personality and a structured tannic texture.