Feudo Maccari Saia 2005

Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy

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Item No. 97672
  • W&S93
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

Saia is opaque deep violet in color with aromas of dark and bitter red cherry, spearmint, spice and oak nuances. These lead into a velvety palate of lush, exotically concentrated fruit balanced by a fine acidic underpinning and ripe, sweet tannins. The long, penetrating finish ends on notes of wood, spice and pepper.

"Has a pretty dark in color, with intense aromas of plum sauce and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with polished, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Needs a little more bottle age to come together, but this is very serious. Delicious. Best from 2009 through 2012." 91 Points,
Wine Spectator
June 30, 2008

"The Nero vines for this ambitious wine are planted in sandy, chalky soils and trained to trees near the commune of Noto near Syracuse; for Saia, the average vine age is 20 years. It feels bound within its savory tannins when first poured, the fruit dark and compact. The earthy notes become more herbal with air, supporting the rich flavors of plum and fig. Powerful and lasting, with an intense structure, this is built for the cellar. Give it several years and then decant for a grilled ribeye." 93 Points
Wine & Spirits
June 2009

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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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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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