Nero D’Avola Ruversa | Marilina
DENOMINATION: Terre Siciliane IGT
GRAPE: Nero d'Avola 100%
PROVENANCE: Italy, Sicily
AGEING POTENTIAL: 4 years
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18° C
ALCOHOL: 13,5% vol.
FORMAT: 75 cl
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NOTES FROM OUR SOMMELIERS
👁 Intense ruby red, with some slight garnet reflections;👃🏻 the nose is very typical and expresses the typical scents of Nero d'Avola di Noto, such as dried flowers, spices, black cherry, black pepper and tobacco;
👄 in the mouth it is enveloping tannic, fresh, fine and with good acidity, with constant references to spices and red fruit.
Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC is a full-bodied and intense wine, which lends itself well to being tasted in combination with full-bodied dishes, which equalize the intensity of the wine. Some tips? Paccheri with sheep ragù, ricotta ravioli with pork sauce, braised.
WINE-MAKING AND REFINEMENT
The grapes are harvested manually at the end of September in the vineyard of the San Lorenzo district, characterized by white calcareous soils; softly pressed and fermented in cement without temperature control, and then aged in tanks for 18 months. Further refinement of 3 months in the bottle. A red that intends to go against fashion (Ruversa, on the contrary): without filtration, without the use of refrigeration, no steel but the old cement, respecting the natural phases of the evolution of the wine.
Sicily is the southernmost region of Italy, as well as the largest island in the Mediterranean. Around there are various islands of volcanic origin, while the eastern part is characterized by the presence of Etna. It is a predominantly hilly region (61.4% of the territory), while 24.5% is mountainous and the remaining 14.1% is flat (the largest plain is that of Catania). It was the Greeks in the eighth century. B.C. to spread the cultivation of the vine here: with the introduction of the Aegean sapling, the Sicilians became expert connoisseurs of the vine cultivation techniques. Sicilian wines were also highly appreciated in ancient Rome.
The climate is predominantly Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters. In the coastal area however, it is subtropical. The climate, in the presence of the high hills, from 500 meters above sea level, of the interior is milder and with significant decreases in average temperatures.
From a geological point of view, the Sicilian region belongs to the African plate. The only exception is for the north-eastern part, that of Messina, which belongs to the Eurasian one, made up of the Apennine-Maghreibide chain. The sliding of the African plate under the Eurasian one has determined the creation of the mountainous reliefs of the island, and the presence of frequent seismic activities, the causes of which are both tectonic and volcanic.
In particular, with the Feudo Disisa we are in the Monreale DOC, from the area immediately south-west of the capital of Sicily, Palermo: a denomination created in 2000 which includes red, rosé and white wines. The DOC takes its name from the city located on a hill facing east overlooking the fertile crescent of the Conca d'Oro, also renowned for its citrus fruits, almonds and olives.
The grapes of the region are nero d'avola, syrah, sangiovese, perricone, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir; among the whites there are inzolia, catarratto, grillo, chardonnay and pinot bianco.
The denomination Sicilia DOC was instead established in 2011, starting from the previous Sicilia IGT, to promote and preserve the native grape varieties of the island, and enhance the history and quality of the island's wine. The DOC Sicilia is focused on white and red Sicilian wines that have a deep bond with their territory of origin. The denomination includes the entire territory of the region and when the grape is indicated on the label it implies that at least 85% of the mass comes from the vinification of the variety indicated.
The Val di Noto, where the Marilina winery is located, is characterized by a unique terroir: it ranks first among the sunniest territories in Sicily and the second area, after Trapani, with the windiest in the region. White calcareous soils are of great importance. In fact, Nero d'Avola, Moscato and Grecanico are wines that take on a special character here, due precisely to the calcareous soils that allow beautiful structures and allow for longer refinements, giving longevity and elegance to the references.
Located in Noto, in the province of Syracuse, Cantina Marilina was born in 2001 when Angelo Paternò together with his daughter Marilina, after numerous professional experiences that led them to travel around Sicily, fell in love with the Noto Valley. It is one of the sunniest and windiest areas in Sicily. In 2007 the cellar construction project began, completed two years later.
The white calcareous soils allow long refinements and give longevity and elegance to the wines. History, like nature, is a teacher, for this reason the already existing vineyards have been maintained (some with vines married to fruit trees) for an area of 25 hectares, to which ten more new plants have been added, including international vines, today represented by the white and red Currivus.
Since the beginning, Cantina Marilina has focused the production on three native vines: Nero d'Avola, Moscato and Grecanico, following and supporting the natural phases of the vineyard.
Cantina Marilina has always produced organically. The already existing saplings which are now between 40 and 50 years old have been maintained. It looks like the classic system of the past, which wanted vines together with fruit trees. Their wines have a strong identity, born from the strong link with the territory and from the natural process of life cycles, created without any forcing.
Moscato, Grecanico and Nero d'Avola are produced with different facets to demonstrate that the vine is not static, but lives and has different reactions. Cantina Marilina firmly believes that Nero d'Avola is eclectic and needs to be re-evaluated compared to everything that has been had and is on the market so far.
The attention paid to the care of the vines is the same that is found in the processes that are carried out inside the cellar, up to the final wrapping, in fact recyclable glass bottles are used like paper for the labels which is strictly in paper natural cork and the stoppers are in natural cork, all in line with the production methodology adopted.
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Is there a minimum number of bottles?
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