By September, Costanza Chirivino and her team at Tenuta Sallier de La Tour had almost finished their harvest; it had been a mild summer with some rainfall. Under the watchful eye of Costanza’s dogs Polo and Nina, Syrah grapes were carefully harvested on the fresh La Monaca hill. Syrah is a variety of grape that only recently found a home in this area of Sicily, and has become an icon of the Monreale DOC

Photo : Benedetto Tarantino