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Feudo Maccari Saia 2008

Sicily, Italy
  • RP 93
  • WS 90
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Winemaker Notes

"Saia" is an ancient Arab word referring to small canals or viaducts built to hold water for use during the summer months. A restricted yield from Nero d'Avola vines averaging 20 years of age is hand harvested and fermentation is initiated in stainless steel tanks and lined vats, with a maceration on the skins of 15 days and regular punching down of the cap. A full malolactic fermentation is followed by 15 months in French... View More

Critical Acclaim

RP 93
The Wine Advocate

Incense, licorice and a host of other dark aromas and flavors emerge as the 2008 Saia (Nero d'Avola) opens up in the glass. The 2008 is more complex and nuanced than the 2009, but also firmer in style. Mint, tobacco and anise are some of the notes that develop over time. This striking, beautifully delineated red should continue to provide compelling drinking for a number of years. It is yet another example of a great Italian wine that over delivers for the money.

WS 90
Wine Spectator

A spicy red, featuring crushed black cherry, blackberry and plum notes that carry hints of melted licorice, vanilla bean, incense and earth through to the slightly grippy finish. Drink now through 2014.

Feudo Maccari

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Feudo Maccari
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.... View More