SICILAI IGT NERO D’AVOLA “NEROMACCARJ”

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape variety: Nero d’Avola
Region: Sicily, Italy
Appellation: Sicilia
Producer: Gulfi
Bottle: 750 ml

Description

NEROMACCARJ is a cru made from Nero d’Avola grapes with complex and full-bodied characteristics typical of the wines from the area of Pachino where the native vines have thrived for centuries in an ideal environment. Production area: Val di Noto, between Pachino and Not

THE VINEYARD

VIGNA MACCARI extends for about three hectares in the area of the same name at 30 meters above sea level in the Val di Noto (Syracuse) in the renown region of Pachino located at the southeastern-most tip of Sicily. The soil is calcareous and clayish in this temperate-hot Mediterranean climate. Planting density is 7,000 vines per hectare grown ad alberello. The thirty year-old vines yield no more than 50 quintals per hectare.

STORAGE METHOD

horizontal in a cool place at a constant temperature not exceeding 18°C

AGING

ages well, becomes more austere and mature with time.

Accompaniments

Dense and potent, deserves meat, noble poultry, those dishes in which the tartness is not enough as contrast. This wine needs the whole trousseau of concentrated tannins, able to penetrate the fibre without breaking-up. Moreover, the evident oak makes it perfect with hot and spicy dishes such as mutton sauce of Abruzzo and hard aged cheeses.