Gocce d'Autunno from the young and ambitious organic wine producer Cantina Marilina is a unique ruby red sweet wine made from Nero d’Avola grapes. Gocce d'Autunno means drops of autumn, and reflects to the vinification process where the grapes are dried for 10-15 days after the harvest in September to concentrate the sugar and flavours for this harmonious sweet wine full of fruity aromas.
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|Classification||Terre Siciliane - I.G.P.|
|Wine style||Red Sweet wine|
|Maturation||24 months in French oak barrels followed by 6 months in the bottles.|
|Bouquet||Aroma of marasca cherry with notes of bitter chocolate, cinnamon and blackberry jam.|
|Taste||Harmonious balance between the residing sugars and the acid-sapid boost, long lasting, satisfying.|
|Pairs with||Sicilian cassata, mature cheeses, dark chocolate and desserts. Serve at 18-20 C.|
The Nero d’Avola vines for the Gocce d'Autunno sweet wine grow in Cantina Marilina‘s white calcareous vineyards outside Siracusa at low altitudes but near the sea in Southeastern Sicily.
The Mediterranean climate, the favorable geographical location and the calcareous soils are factors that amplify the quality of the grapes and, together with a philosophy oriented to the revisitation of traditional production methods (historic vineyards, cement tanks, sun-drying) make this a unique wine.
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by maceration on the skins, fermentation and ageing in cement tanks with indigenous yeasts. The wine was not refrigerated and only lightly filtered with natural products. The wine was matured in French oak barrels for 24 months followed by 6 months in the bottles. The whole vinification process reflects the winery’s philosophy of "natural" production with zero environmental impact.
Longevity 3-5 years.