2012 Saia from the recognized Sicilian producer Feudo Maccari. A beautiful fruity red wine made from Nero d’Avola grapes, a grape capable of producing intense, full-bodied wines. The alberello method of cultivation and the ageing in French oak make this one of the best in its category.
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|Classification||Noto D.O.C. Sicilia|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||10-14 months in French oak barriques followed by another 6 months in the bottles.|
|Taste||Mature fruit with elegant spicy notes.|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The Nero d’Avola vines for the Saia ruby red wine grow in Feudo Maccari‘s vineyards outside Siracusa and near the sea in Southeastern Sicily at an altitude of 80 m. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by fermentation on the skins for 20 days in stainless steel tanks. The wine was matured for 10-14 months in French oak barriques. Following bottling the wine was refined for another 6 months in the bottles.
Longevity 3-5 years.