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 occurs in stainless steel tanks. 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.

92 Points
Wine Advocate
2020 vintage
91 Points
Wine Spectator
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The winter has been mild and wetter than usual, feeding the underground water reserves so precious during the summer. After pruning, the vines wept profusely, manifesting the exuberance of the season a few days later. The saplings of Feudo Maccari sprout, first the Grillo then the Nero d'Avola, and in no time they reach the height of the stake that supports them. Spring is very fast and June already has summer temperatures. Summer is the season that most symbolizes these territories; the wind cools the micro-climate of the clusters in the sapling. Healthy grapes predict in an excellent result that comes with the September harvest. Ripeness is excellent and clear, phenolic ripening homogeneous, certainly a vintage of balance and elegance that exalts native varieties such as Nero d’Avola.
Tasting Note
Deep ruby red in color. Notes of mature fruit and notes of spice. Deep and well structured
Food Pairing
Pairs well with fine meats and roasts
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nero d'Avola
PH: 3.4
ACIDITY: 6.02 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: 12-14 months in small barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • A robust and luxurious Sicilian Nero d’Avola from the founder of Tenuta Sette Ponti in Tuscany
  • Matured 12 to 14 months in French oak for greater complexity

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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