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Cantina Marilina - Terre Siciliane Sikelè Grecanico

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  • 1799

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100% Grecanico from Sicily, organic.

Hand harvested. 13 hour maceration on skins before pressing, fermentation in concrete with indigenous yeasts.  Aging: 6 months in concrete, 3 months in bottle. No fining or filtration. Minimum So2

Angelo Paternò worked for 25 years as the winemaker and technical director for the Sicilian wineries Cantine Settesoli and then Duca di Salaparuta and then bought 60 hectares (148 acres) on a hill formerly known as Poggio dei Fossi in the southeastern Sicilian province of Siracusa, near the town of Pachino, where he thought the land was one of the best viticulture areas in Sicily.

He handed the reins over to his daughters, Marilina and Federica, and still helps them in the cellar. They grow organically and favor strict minimal intervention and additives in the cellar, with an approach influenced by local natural winemaking master Frank Cornelissen. Almost half of the land is dedicated to polyculture in order to nurture the ecosystem.

“The Sikele smells like fresh orange and peach juice but also the spicy aroma of umbrella pines baking in the Mediterranean sun.  If you've never smelled umbrella pines baking in the Mediterranean sun....I'm sorry. There's a briney aroma of salt and a hint of almonds as well.  So basically this skin contact Grecanico smells like the coast of Sicily in the summer. It's glorious!

The Sikele is juicy, rich and sunny tasting.  It's rich and salty and on the fuller side of medium bodied but still a taught dynamic tasting wine.  The aroma is fruity but also equally briney and spicy. It's an interesting spicy taste; kind of a dry ginger kind of thing.  This isn't a classic kind of profile like white burgundy, but it's a classic wine profile in that this is probably like what a lot of white wines made on the coast of Sicily and in the Peloponnese.  This has got such a wonderful honest sense of place! And it tastes great too!” 

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