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Feudo Maccari Neré Nero d’Avola 2016

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Feudo Maccari

About halfway between Avola (the town that lends its name to this grape variety) and Pachino (famed for its IGP Tomatoes) lie the south-facing vineyards of Feudo Maccari, where bush vine Nero d’Avola soaks up the near endless Sicilian sunshine. Here is a lovely vibrant example, succulent and juicy with notes of prunes and chocolate and warm spice – soft tannins and medium acidity make this a very drinkable glass of wine that is packed full of flavour.

Meet the producer

Located in Noto on Italy’s south-eastern tip near the town of Avola, Feudo Maccari was acquired by Antonio Moretti Cuseri...

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Production

The Nero d'Avola vines (average age 10-30 yrs) grow around 80m above sea level on a south-facing site. They are all 'albarello' (head-trained) bush vines - which are particularly suited to hot and windy climates. The grapes undergo 15 days of maceration and fermentation with regular punching-down of the cap. The wine is matured in stainless steel.

Tasting notes

Aromas of fresh, ripe black fruits with morello cherry, plum and tarry notes. The palate is fruit-forward with more wild cherry and damson notes combining with warm, spicy characters. Ripe, chewy tannins and fresh acidity give plenty of structure too. Approachable, but with depth and complexity.

Food match

Great with full-flavoured meats such as roasts and game

Awards

2015 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

Silver

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