Neromàccarj is made from old-vine Nero d’Avola grapes hand-picked on the old bush-vines of the Màccari single vineyard, located in the Pachino/Val Di Noto district (widely regarded in Sicily as the finest terroir for Nero d’Avola). The bush-vines are over 30-35 years old, offering naturally low grape yields below 5 tons per hectare, with vine density up to 7,000 plants per hectare (organic dry-farming, no irrigation). The soil is a mix of limestone (bedrock) and compact clayey topsoil rich in calcium and mineral nutrients.
Savage, meaty bouquet, projecting affirmative perfumes of ripe black cherry, garrigue and eucalyptus. The palate is layered, yet fresh and with a certain briny quality to it. Firm, powerful tannins. Long finish, building up with lingering flavours of blackberry and juniper. Màccari always exhibits a wild and meaty quality that is typical of this Cru from the Pachino/Val di Noto. The wine will likely reach its plateau of maturity between 8 and 15 years of bottle age.