Marabino, Rosso di Contrada Parrino 2017

£28.00 (75cl)

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Cultivated as a "pupato" Pachinese sapling, our southernmost vineyard extends for four hectares, with northern exposure, the land on which the vineyard resides today has been left uncultivated for more than twenty years. Planted with grafting in the field from a "massal" selection carried out among the oldest vines of Nero d'Avola del Pachinese. It takes its name from the hill where it is born, "clash of the parish priest" or the priest's head. The typicality of this vineyard lies in the soil, it shows up with mottled shades of colors, from clayey black to calcareous white up to clayey yellow. The northern exposure protects the vineyard from the hot African Scirocco wind, the vines ripen their clusters more slowly, giving an always complete phenolic ripening. It ferments in steel for at least fifteen days, matures in tanks for a year before being bottled, followed by a long refinement. The sapling vineyard, the northern exposure and the characteristics of the soils give this wine a considerable potential, which highlights the magnificent facets of the evolving Nero d'Avola, playing all on elegance.

About the producer

Situated in the south-east of Sicily in the heart of the Noto Valley (on a latitude south of Tunis), Marabino own 30 hectares of vineyards on low hills, enjoying a
generally mild microclimate until Summer with average temperatures reaching some of the highest on the island, tempered by proximity to the sea. The soil is
predominantly calcareous clay, the altitude varies between 30 and 80 metres above sea level, and high-density planting on slopes allows maximum exposure whilst harnessing the cooling prevailing winds of the region. As a result consistently well-ripened grapes can be selected and harvested by hand, and then fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts. The young team at Marabino’s mission is to work in harmony with Mother Nature, to produce wines that are free from synthetic chemicals from the vineyard to the cellar to capture a true expression of the Noto Valley.