Feudo Maccari Saia 2009
Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Bright, intense ruby red color, offering aromas and flavors of dark and sour red cherries, spearmint, spice and oak. A velvety palate of lush, concentrated fruit balanced by a fine acidic underpinning and ripe, sweet tannins ends in a long finish.
A superb match for full-flavored meats and game.
"The 2009 Saia is made in a richer, deeper style than the straight Nero d’Avola, but I am not sure it is a meaningfully better wine, there is just more of everything in the glass. Black cherries, licorice, mint and tobacco wrap around a big, voluptuous finish. Silky and polished throughout, the 2009 Saia is another fabulous wine from Feudo Maccari."
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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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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
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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