Nakrì, Cerasuolo di Vittoria Docg Classico - 2014
A very versatile wine, with a pleasant sip that best expresses the territory in which it is born.
It is the Nakri, Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG classico of the Mortilla farm. We are just a few kilometers from Chiaramonte Gulfi, in one of the districts most suited to the production of the only DOCG on the island.
Surrounded by the Hyblaean Mountains with its typical landscapes characterized by dry stone walls and majestic centuries-old carob trees, the company takes its name from the word "Murtidda", which in Sicilian means wild myrtle, a plant once very widespread here. The winery is owned by the Nicosia family which since 1850 has been dedicated to viticulture. Today his descendants are led by his guide: we are in the seventh generation. In all 17 hectares of vineyards where we find the classic Sicilian vines, such as Frappato, Nero d'Avola, Insolia and Grillo, which is flanked by a small percentage destined for the breeding of Syrah. From the grapes produced, the production of no less than 10 wine labels is born.
Among these the "Nakrì", 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato. Alcoholic fermentation with maceration on the skins for about 8-15 days at a temperature of 25 ° C, followed by a maturation of 12 months in steel tanks and finally an aging in bottle for 6 months. Zero wood. A production process carefully followed by the oenologist Giuseppe Romano who offers an easy-to-drink wine.
The 2014 shows a deep ruby red color, consistent, warm. The nose releases hints of ripe red fruit such as cherries, cherries, plums and even pomegranate. Spicy notes of toasted nuts and a bit of mineral are perceived.
Very fresh in the mouth, good acidity, balanced, intense, has a good structure.
It is appreciated for its soft tannins and gives a good persistence.
Ideal to accompany succulent, grilled, braised meats as well as aged cheeses.
Nakrì e le Ninfe danzanti
Pleasant to drink especially after a long day of commitments to be wrapped up and bewitched by the heat of the Nymph dance depicted on the label. That Ninfa that, tells a myth, while dancing together with other two around the world, collected from the most fertile soils stones, fruits and small parts of the earth.
Arriving in a place with a blue sky, still dancing, they threw into the sea what they had gathered and that a fertile land emerged from the waves: Sicily. And Nakrì is a wine that drinking it brings us back to the mind with this story but also to that of many women who in ancient times danced, in the evening, to drive away the hard work of harvesting.
(Thanks for your cooperation Fabio Gulino, Sommelier)
Journal article written by the food and wine journalist Gianna Bozzali (Colours of Sicily)
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Colours of Sicily Gianna Bozzali