Maggiovini - Amongae - barrique - Röd
Amongae comes from Greek and means "chalice assigned to the foundations of truth". The wine is made from 60% of Nero d'avola and the typical Bordeaux grapes Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Merlot (15%). The vinification takes place separately, grape variety per grape variety. The organically grown grapes are harvested by hand on the Iblean hills. The grapes are macerated for 15 days before they are fermented at controlled temperature. The wines are then stored on French oak barrels for 8 months before they are assembled to the finished blend. Then the wine is stored for another 6 months on oak barrels. The finalized wine is bottled and then stored for another 9-12 months.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Sicily
- Grape variety : Nero d'avola, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
- Classification : IGP Terre Siciliane
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2014
- Alcohol degree : 14.5 %
- Storage potential : 5-7 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Maggiovini is a family winery created more than 50 years ago in Vittoria, located in the southeastern part of Sicily. Today it's Massimo and Barbara, the 3rd generation Maggio's who manage the vineyard that includes 50 hectares of land, of which 35 hectares of vineyard. The vineyards are cultivated organically, and the vinification methods mix tradition with new production methods and new tools. The soil has a typical, red and sandy character with a calcareous ground that guarantees the much needed amount of water for the vines to grow and feel good. Cerasuolo di Vittoria, the island's only DOCG wine, is the most exclusive wine, but other typically Sicilian and genuine wines are also produced such as Nero d'Avola, Frappato, Grillo, Catarratto and Insolia.
A dark ruby red color. The nose is fruity, lightly sweet with vanilla hints. The palate is full, round with touches of red berries, vanilla and light sweetness. A velvety and soft structure. Reminds of a Bordeaux wine from Sicily. To serve to grilled red meat or to a stew made from game meat.