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Cantina Marilina ‘Sikelè’ Terre Siciliane IGP 2015

Estate: Headed by sisters Marilina and Federica Paternò, Cantina Marilina is in southeastern Sicily, with vineyards in 2 appellations; Noto DOC and Eloro DOC. Founded in 2001 by their father Angelo Paternò, the organic estate is surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wildlife sanctuaries. The sisters are steadfast in their determination to use low intervention, organic, traditional and sustainable 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: Fermentation in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts, aged 8 months in concrete, followed by 3 months in bottle. Unfined, unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: Garnet in colour, with aromas of raisin, strawberry, sun warmed brick and white pepper. Cherry, baked strawberry, white pepper and bramble are flanked by fresh acidity and firm tannins. Red fruit and a wisp of smoke linger on the earthy finish. Consistently a fantastic value.

100% Nero d’Avola
Terre Siciliane IGP
Sicily
Italy
Estate Bottled by Paternò Marilina
12.5% Alcohol
$16

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