Feudo Maccari Saia 2006

Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy

$39.99
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Item No. 100022
  • red wine
  • WS92
  • WE90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

Saia, the name of the irrigation canals built centuries ago by the Arabs to collect rainwater, is made with 100 percent Nero d'Avola, an extraordinary grape able to produce intense, full bodied wine. The "alberello" cultivation and the aging in French oak make it a wine that stands alone in its category.

Bright, intense ruby red color, alternate sensations of mature fruit and sweet, elegant spicy notes. Explosive flavor and full body yet very fresh with lots of charisma.

Critical Acclaim

"This has subtle aromas of blackberry, mineral and lavender. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. A succulent red. All in the right place. A classy wine. Drink now. 4,420 cases made."
92 Points

"Saia is one of a handful of icon wines from Sicily; It boasts excellent integration of oak and fruit (although the wood presence is defnitely felt) and amazing richness and intensity on the finish. the wine is dense, inviting and very long lasting."
90 Points

Learn About 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...

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Learn About Sicily

(SIH-sih-lee) Sicily makes a lot o' wine. From Marsala, the sweet, fortified wine of the region, to up-and-coming Nero d'Avola, this hot and hilly region is diverse. Sicily was at one time more quantity focused than quality, and while it's still producing a great deal of wine, the quality coming out is much better. With poor soil (great for grapes), warm sunshine, little...

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Learn About Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola (NEH-roe Dah-VOE-lah) Sicilian Style Sicily, the warm island off the coast of Italy, has found its grape hero. Nero d'Avola has long been the indigenous grape variety of the area, but was originally relegated as a blending agent to add color and body to other wines of the region. In the past few decades, Nero d'Avola has come into...

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