Cuppari - San Placido - DOC Faro - Red
San Placido from Cuppari is a Faro from the extreme northeastern part of Sicily. The wine is made from Nerello Mascalese, Cappuccio and Nocera. The grapes are harvested as from the end of August in different stages depending on the grape variety, however with Nerello Mascalesen as the last . The fermentation takes place with selected yeast variants and the storage is done in 500 liters of chestnut and oak barrels for up to 18 months. The clarification and a light filtering follow as well as a very limited sulphite supplement. The wine is then bottled and stored for at least another 3 months time.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Sicily
- Grape variety : Nerello Mascalese, Cappuccio, Nocera
- Classification : DOC Faro
- Awards : 90/100 Wine Spectator, Jancis Robinson, Vinous
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2012
- Alcohol degree : 14 %
- Storage potential : 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Cuppari is basically the town of Messina's agronomic school, which has its seat in the very impressive Benedictine monastery building, dating back to the 1400s. Wine has been cultivated, in a good monastery tradition, since the beginning. But quality wines were initially produced when the agronomic school was formed in 1898. Cuppari participated in the process of creating the appellation of Faro and its rules in 1976, and it was also from Cuppari's vineyards that the first appellation wine was produced in 1978. Today, wine is cultivated over 4.5 hectares of land and only 8-8,500 bottles are produced per year. San Placido is a new cuvée made since 2010.
A ruby red color with light orange hues. The nose is discret, but elegantly balanced and full-bodied with complex hints of kirsch, plum compote, some leather, peppery tone and notes from anise. The palate is harmonious and soft with present but rounded tannins. Good balance with fresh acidity. A long aftertaste mixed in a sense of good freshness.