Vintage

Major Grape

ABV

Bottle Size

Producer

Type

SKU

Closure

2018x

Nero d'Avolax

14%x

75x

Feudo Maccarix

Redx

1409x

Corkx

Feudo Maccari Saia Nero d’Avola 2018

Italy / Sicily

Andy's Tasting Notes

A regal version of this grape with plush and generous hints of black cherry, mocha, anise and clove.  Very polished and poised, it finishes long and warming on the palate.

Production notes – From selected plots of vines – mostly 30-40 years old, grown on south-facing higher ground where the calcium-rich soil gives greater delicacy and perfume. They are all ‘albarello’ (head-trained) bush vines – which are particularly suited to hot and windy climates. The grapes undergo 20 days maceration with regular punching-down of the cap. Then the wine is matured for 10-14 months in French barriques and aged in bottle for 6 months prior to release.

 

Price per bottle £20.70

8 in stock

Producer Info

Located in Noto on Sicily’s south-eastern tip near the town of Avola, Feudo Maccari was acquired by Antonio Moretti Cuseri – who also owns the Tuscan Tenuta Sette Ponti estate – and his daughter Monica in 2000. This region has extremely fertile volcanic soils, as indicated by the abundant lemon and olive groves, carob trees and flowering almonds. In 2002, after extensive trials to find the most suitable whites for the region’s volcanic and limestone soils, 18 hectares of Grillo were planted. This was in addition to around 50ha of existing Alberello (bush training) plantings of Nero d’Avola and Syrah dating back to the early ‘80s. These varieties flourish here, producing a portfolio of elegant and well-structured wines.

Food matchRoast pork

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Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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