Fresh and lightly floral on the nose with savoury, nutty notes.The palate has crisp, citrus flavours with riper stone fruit characters on the textured mid-palate. A subtle and multi-layered wine with immediately appealing freshness and fruit leading to a taut, savoury, mineral finish.
Located in Noto on Italy’s south-eastern tip near the town of Avola, Feudo Maccari was acquired by Antonio Moretti - who also owns the Tuscan Tenuta Sette Ponti estate - and his daughter Monica in 2000.
This region has extremely fertile volcanic soils, as indicated by the fertile lemon and olive groves, carob trees and flowering almonds - and here existing Alberello (bush training) plantings of Nero d’Avola and Syrah dating back to the early ‘80s (around 50 ha) were added to - with 18 hectares of Grillo planted in 2002 after extensive trials to find the most suitable whites for the region’s volcanic and limestone soils.
"This area has always been the heartland of Nero d'Avola, which here assumes a complexity, character and elegance difficult to find elsewhere... " Gambero Rosso guide 2015