Mahâris Sicilia DOC 2017

Feudo Maccari

Mahâris Sicilia DOC 2017 play

Region: Italy / Sicily
Grapes: 100% Syrah

Mahâris, which takes its name from the watch towers that the early inhabitants used to search the sea coast, is the wine that symbolizes the meeting of diverse styles and cultures. It brings together all the favorable complexities of the international varietal Syrah with Sicily’s par excellence growing Mediterranean micro-climate.

91 Points

2017 vintage
90 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2017 vintage
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harvest note

The 2017 growing season began very cold, with frost extending well into spring followed by an extreme heatwave in the beginning of summer. The growing season did not begin to balance out until August, where two significant rainfalls brought much needed respite to the plants, lowering temperatures and allowing the grapes to photosynthesize in optimal conditions. September saw a drop in temperatures, with prolonged and sunny days, which encouraged the plants to divert all the necessary nutrients to the clusters in order to obtain a product of excellent quality from the aromatic and polyphenolic points of view. Harvest time brought a very balanced season with gorgeous weather that allowed the Nero d'Avola grapes to excel, producing a quality wine.

tasting note

Intense ruby red color with light scarlet hues. The wine initially presents itself with a bouquet of fresh berries such as blackberries and blackcurrants,which then leave space to the spiced nuances of black pepper and liquorice. In the mouth, the wine is soft, revealing perfectly balanced tannins. Fresh and balanced with a persistent and pleasantly fruity finish.

food pairing

Pairs well with fine meats, game and braised red meats.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Syrah
PH: 3.55
ACIDITY: 5.45 g/L
ABV: 13%
AGING: Steel

points of distinction

  • Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels for greater complexity
  • about the grape +
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Feudo Maccari was painstakingly assembled from numerous owners and more than 50 separate plots on the southerly hillsides near the town of Noto.

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