Estate: Cantina Marilina is an organic winery located in southeastern Sicily, with vineyards in 2 appellations; Noto DOC and Eloro DOC. Founded in 2001, today the winery is headed by sisters Marilina and Federica Paternò. Surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wildlife sanctuaries, the sisters are steadfast in their determination to use traditional, environmentally friendly methods to craft natural wines with a “strong territorial identity”. The wine bottles carry “zero environmental impact: light glass, natural cork stopper, recycled natural paper label and no capsule”.
Philosophy: Absolute respect for the earth.
Winemaking: All wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts, un-refrigerated and lightly filtered with natural products, suitable for vegans. Hand harvested grapes are from vines in white, calcareous soil. Vinified in concrete tanks, then Méthode Ancestrale, [or Pétillant Naturel] is employed, bottling is before the end of fermentation, with the wine finished in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red in colour with aromas of cranberry, cinnamon, wildflowers, sweet summer hay and Rose Royce funk. Red currant, raspberry, cranberry and curry leaf are wrapped in light, airy bubbles, finishing fruity and crisp. Super fruity, super gluggable, a fantastic summery sip.
100% Nero d’Avola
Terre Siciliane IGP
Estate Bottled by Paterno Marilina