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Marilina ‘Sikelè’ Grecanico Terre Siciliane IGP 2016

Estate: Cantina Marilina is an organic winery located in southeastern Sicily, with vineyards in 2 appellations; Noto DOC and Eloro DOC. Founded in 2001 by natural winemaker Angelo Paternò, today the winery is headed by his daughters Marilina and Federica Paternò. Surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wildlife sanctuaries, the sisters are steadfast in their determination to use low intervention, 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 and suitable for vegans. Grapes are from vines in limestone soil. Macerated on the skins for 13 hours before pressing, fermented in concrete with indigenous yeasts, followed by 6 months ageing in concrete with 3 additional months in the bottle before release. Unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: Deep rich gold in colour, very aromatic with dried apricot, lemon, orange rind, dried mango, dates, nuts, turmeric, sea spray and campfire. The flavours expand on the engaging aromas; dried apricot, nectarine and mango, along with fresh bread, clove, lemon, candied ginger and turmeric highlighted by fresh acidity. Saline minerality glazes honey and nuts on the slightly bitter, super refreshing finish. Sunny, layered and complex.

100% Grecanico
Terre Siciliane IGP
Sicily
Italy
Estate Bottled by Paternò Marilina
12% Alcohol
$18

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