Le Casematte Faro DOC 2015 (Sicily, Italy) - [AG 92+] [DM 91]

Le Casematte Faro DOC 2015
(Sicily, Italy) - [AG 92+] [DM 91]

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AG92+ DM91
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Opening the winery Le Casematte, which was founded in 2008, was the realization of a dream for accountant Gianfranco Sabbatino. Today that dream is shared with another person. Footballer Andrea Barzagli, a wine and winemaking enthusiast, has also “taken to the field.”
This small, bold company that runs on its own two feet with passion and determination fully reflects that philosophy of “getting things done” that characterizes its founders. Gianfranco Sabbatino is from Messina and wants to lay claim to his land, Sicily, and promote a healthy culture in the hopes that he can ambitiously add a new piece to the patchwork quilt of an active network of skilled businesses.
After all, the company has a strong local identity as it can be found on the northern hills of the city of Messina in Faro Superiore. It is not only a commercial endeavor but includes a longstanding history with the vines that have produced wine since ancient times. That history is being updated for modern times, bringing with it signs of previous centuries as it meets new the new needs of winemaking.
Gianfranco and Andrea’s story is one of passion and of love for the fruit of the vines; a story of men, work and respect for nature.
About This Wine:
Brillant hues of beautiful ruby red colors, it is dense and bright. On the nose the wine has ample and elegant perfumes of red fruit and blueberries. It has floreal notes, typical of the Mediterranean regions; it is slightly spicy with scent of black pepper and nutmeg perfectly integrated with the oak aging. On the palate the taste is well balanced between elegant and firm tannins and it has a round, rich fruity flavor wich is lond and persistent.

Grape Varietals:                                                                                                              55% Nerello Mascalese                                                                                                  25% Nerello Cappuccio                                                                                                  10% Nocera                                                                                                                    10% Nero d'Avola

Training system Guyot.

Harvest Traditional hand-harvesting begins the third week of September,

Wine Maturation French oak barrels of medium size for 9 months.

Further Aging In the bottle for at least 6 months.

Ratings & Reviews

92+ Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Good full, deep red. Aromas of spicy dark plum, licorice and botanical herbs. Supple and fresh, with a slightly medicinal, savory cast to the flavors of plum, tobacco leaf, and leather. Finishes with supple tannins, a subtle resiny quality and very good length. (13.5% alcohol)" - Ian D'Agata (Sep 2017)

91 Points - Decanter:
"Nerello Cappuccio, Nocera and Nero d’Avola are blended seamlessly with Nerello Mascalese. Notes of orange peel and pomegranate lift blueberry and leather while powdery tannins and succulent acidity frame this linear red."