Feudo Maccari Saia Nero d'Avola 2019
Twenty-to 30-year-old vines are planted to south-facing vineyards 80 meters above sea level in volcanic soil with white sand and chalk deposits. The fruit is handpicked and the skins are gently broken. Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks and lined vats with regular punching down. A first blending of lots takes place when the wine is placed in barrique; a second at the first racking. The wines are then bottled with minimum intervention.
Intense ruby red color. The bouquet exhibits a great balance between the floral notes where the orange peel is well integrated with spiced notes of Indian herbs. To the palate it is fresh, complex and persistent. The acidic components are significant and gives to the wine a long life in bottle.
A dark and brooding mix of tobacco, plum sauce, rubbed sage and smoke smolders up from the 2019 Nero d'Avola Saia. It’s soft and enveloping with ripe black fruits and balsamic spices that resonate throughout. This leaves a bitter hint of cacao and traces of blackberry while finishing long and lightly structured. This beastly and full-throttle Nero d'Avola walks the tightrope of balance, yet it lands surefooted.