Marabino, Rosso di Contrada 2017

£18.00 (75cl)

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In ancient times, the red wines of this territory were known as Pachino wines, and not as Nero d'Avola, because each district gives different wines from the same vines, thanks to the nature of the soils and to the different microclimates. The "Rosso di Contrada" wine is a concept that is based on the desire to go deeper and respect the parcelling of individual vineyards from the same district, in order to obtain wines from Nero d'Avola grapes completely different from each other thanks to the uneven nature of the soils. The hill where the vineyards are located is called "cozzo del parroco", all the vineyards are located close together. Their characteristic consists of having four different types of soils all of clayey limestone. Each parcel is characterized by different soil compositions, exposure and breeding system, giving each wine unique characteristics that are well distinguishable. All the wines are obtained from the same districts but yet all unique expressions, within the same Buonivini district. This wine is produced from Nero d'Avola grapes obtained from the following vineyards: coniglio, lenza lunga, conca and parrino. Each vineyard has very in homogenic soil chromaticity, different exposures and slopes. The Rosso di Contrada is the expression of our work and of a hill immersed in the nature of the place in the Buonivini district. To better understand the potential of each vineyard we have always vinified and matured separately every single parcel and, we have never crushed the grapes but only de-stemmed them to have greater respect for the raw material. It matures in steel for one year and bottling on the fruit days of the lunar calendar. It refines in bottles for at least a year. It is a classic Nero d'Avola, typical expression of our district, with sweet tannins and abundant freshness.

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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.