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 rest 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 winery’s Nero D’avola is really their signature and what sets them apart with their neighbors in the region. It’s a beautiful, true style that speaks of a time and place – and always seems to come out silky smooth and full of life. Both the Nere and the Saia (the big brother) are worth checking out, but at this price the ‘Nere’ is easily one of the area’s finest values.
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92 Points, James Suckling
A polished, refined nero d’avola with blackberries, black olives and blueberries. Hints of stones. Full-bodied with a nicely formed palate and a long,linear finish. A cooler style, compared with the often jammy rendition of this grape.