Santàrio - De Vinosalvo
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Denomination: Maremma Toscana D.O.C. Shiraz

Alcohol: 14.5 %

Variety: Syrah 100%

Vineyard: Porrona (Cinigiano), rain-fed polyclonal planting based on 3 ENTAV Syrah selections on 420A rootstocks, cordon-trained, 5500 vines/ha.

Soil type/geology: silt loam over limestone

Winemaking: hand-harvested, fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel with extraction by pumpovers and déléstage, basket pressed. Some years spends a few months in 3rd use French oak puncheons.

Quantity produced: 2500 bottles

Winemaker’s tasting notes – Deep purple colour with a crimson rim. Intense and complex aromas of black fruits – elderberry, mulberry and morello cherries – with hints of eucalyptus and garrigue. Follows through to a full-bodied palate teeming with fruit, floral, chocolate and spice characters, well-structured with firm acidity and a long grippy tannin finish.

Food matching: barbecued meats, roast beef and pork, herb-and wine- braised game dishes, and aged full-flavoured cheeses like Stilton or Gorgonzola.



  • Guide Luca Maroni: 93 points
  • Guide Veronelli: 90 points
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards: Silver Medal


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Ario was the birth name given to our family’s dear Nonno by a spirited Tuscan nun, proclaiming that a babe so seraphic would surely have rehabilitated the name of an old heretic. And so it was (even though that name was a constant source of trouble for Nonno Ario over the course of his long life). It was that same dear old Ario who led us to Cinigiano at the start of our Tuscan adventure, so we wanted to honour him by giving his name to the first shiraz we released, beatifying him as Sant’Ario with a stroke of the pen in the most irreverent of Cinigianese traditions.