Feudo Maccari &

Feudo Maccari 'Saia' Nero d'Avola IGT 2018
(Sicily, Italy) - [WS 90]


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About the Winery:

The Feudo Maccari lies just over a mile from the sea, and basks in a dry, sun drenched climate verging on torrid in the summer months. Mediterranean winds moderate the climate and aerate the clusters, and some irrigation is required during the hot, dry season. The vineyards lie 240 feet above sea level on southerly exposed slopes, and the predominant volcanic soil profile is mixed in a few areas with white sand and chalk deposits. The Nero d’Avola vines are trained on trees in the traditional Sicilian manner, with the other varieties to more conventional systems. The first vintage of Saia, composed entirely of Nero d’Avola, was the 2002 vintage.

Saia is the best selection of our Nero d’Avola grapes. Its name comes from the irrigation canals created to collect rainwater by the Arabs centuries ago. The traditional head-training system and aging in small oak bottles highlight the characteristics of this grape, which offers intense, complex, round, and elegant wines.

Vinification

Maceration and fermentation for 21 days with frequent pumpovers
Aging: 12- 14 months in small oak barrels
Aging in bottle: 6 months

Tasting Notes

Color: Ruby red
Aromas: Ripe red fruit and sweet spices with light notes of balsam and chocolate
Flavor: Intense and complex, warm, aromatic, full, and harmonious. Excellent structure, elegantly integrated tannins, silky, and persistent.  
Pairings with quality meat, stewed lamb, risotto, and Mediterranean and fusion cuisine

Ratings & Reviews:

 90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:

"Candied violet and spice aromatics on the nose accent flavors of black raspberry preserves, red licorice, fig cake and loamy earth in this fresh, fragrant and medium- to full-bodied red. Fine-grained tannins emerge to firm the finish. Best from 2023 through 2028. 5,000 cases made, 1,600 cases imported."