2017 Gulfi ‘NeroMaccarj’ Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC

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Dark depths of rich black fruit, stone dust, sage, lavender and brown spice make up the bouquet of the 2017 NeroMaccarj. This balances sultry sex appeal with elegance from start to finish. Its textures are silky-smooth, complemented by ripe plums and currants, yet with a building salty tension as acids and minerals mix with hints of sour citrus. It cleans up beautifully through the finale, where framing tannins add a classically dry sensation under an air of violet flowers.

The ancient depiction of the famous mosaic found in the Piazza Armerina, in the province of Enna, tells the legend of Eros (Cupid) and Psyche (Beauty) who, out of envy from Venus, are forced to love each other in secret.

This passion gives birth to a daughter called Voluptas (Pleasure). This represents a metaphor where Eros is Gulfi, whose love for his beautiful land (Psyche) gives birth to his wines which are an expression of pure pleasure (Voluptus).

Varietals: 100% Nero d’Avola

Alcohol:  14.0 %

Awards: 95 James Suckling (2017), 93 Vinous (2017), 92 Wine Advocate (2017)

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 12 in
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About Gulfi

Sicily Region
Italy

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“Our wines contain the essence of our land, the hot sun, the sounds of nature, the intensity of the colors, the immensity of the sky above the vines… Sicily.

Each of our wines has its own personality, the land, the climate, the light, the position of the terroir create unique wines, able to awaken our senses.

We respect what nature offers us by cultivating according to tradition, with sapling vines. We do not irrigate because this was taught to us by our ancestors, we follow the rhythms of nature, letting our vines find their own balance. We cultivate according to the principles of organic farming as a natural consequence of our production philosophy, respecting ourselves and consumers. We have always kept the sacredness of the harvest unchanged, a moment in which we collect the grapes manually, with the rituality of a gesture handed down by history.”