Nero d’Avola vines are 25-30 years old, planted with a southern exposure at 80 meters above sea level. Yields are 6.6 tons/acre, to encourage aromatic depth and flavor complexity. In the spring, the vines are pruned to one bud per plant, and in June/July, a green harvest eliminates lesser grapes. Twenty days prior to harvest, there's an additional cluster thinning, or a selection of the best grapes in the bunch. To develop superior aromas and texture, the wine is aged in steel tanks rather than oak to retain the grape's fresh, crisp and fruity characters.

92 Points
2020 vintage
92 Points
Harvest Note
The viticultural season at Feudo Maccari began slightly earlier than normal, the vineyards stimulated by significant spring temperatures began a harmonious and balanced budding, the result of precise pruning and attention to detail. Immediately after flowering, temperatures rose rapidly as early as May, projecting summer weather to the vineyards, which found relief from the water resources of the soils and the winds cooling the vineyards. The harvest began in late August without any particular advances in ripening. The grapes, the highest expression of quality, represent very well the varietal and terroir characteristics.
Tasting Note
Light pink. Delicate notes of wild red fruits, raspberry, pomegranate and grapefruit taste. Soft and fresh.
Food Pairing
Aperitifs, roasted salmon, light cheeses
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nero d'Avola
APPELLATION: Terre Siciliane IGP
PH: 3.38
ACIDITY: 5.07 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: Stainless steel for 4 months
Unique Selling Points
  • Great freshness comes from maritime influence of this southern Italian terroir
  • Outstanding expression of fruit derived from Nero d’Avola varietal
  • Incredibly versatile and pleasant on any occasion

About the Grape

Nero d’Avola
Nero d’Avola produces deep-colored wines that have wild cherry and plum, dark chocolate and earthy aromas and flavors, good minerality and acidity, and a high level of tannins.
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