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Azienda Agricola Cos Maldafrica Rosso Terre Sicilia IGP 2019

Maldafrica denotes an "inner longing for a distant land" and is not love at first sight, but it is one of the most interesting wines of Sicily.
Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
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Black Fruit, Herbal, Pepper / Spice, and Mineral, Woody and Leather / Earthy

BODY: Medium +
DRYNESS:
Dry
ACIDITY:
Medium +
TANNIN:
Medium
ALCOHOL (%):
Pronounced (12-14%)

Origin: Sicily, Italy

Grape Varietals:
Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaking:
Natural and Organic
Crushed, Wild yeast, and On Lees Ageing

Maturation: 13-18 Months Amphora (Quevri), Oak Barrels, and Bottle Ageing

Awards:

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING
meat balls in tomato sauce, grilled red meats, roasted chicken and duck

ASIAN FOOD PAIRING
Lamb shank, Sio ba, lamb kebab

Description

Azienda Agricola Cos Maldafrica Rosso Terre Sicilia IGP 2019

Maldafrica denotes an "inner longing for a distant land" and is not love at first sight, but it is one of the most interesting wines of Sicily.

It is very subtle and nuanced at first and it opens up gradually on its own timetable, but then: spontaneously fermented in amphorae, Maldafrica overwhelms the senses with dark fruits, spices, chopped herbs, salty notes, sulphur, leather and damp tobacco. Its mouthfeel is over a minute long and its acidity provides the perfect amount of astringency to refresh the senses for all its opulence.

Area of production: Fontane,Vittoria (RG), South-Eastern Sicily.
Grapes varieties: Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 50%.
Agriculture: Organic.
Altitude: 230 Meters a.s.l.
Soil: red soil, medium consistency, formed of sub-apennine sands of Pliocene origin, of limestone-siliceous nature, interwoven with compact layers of fresh clay and siliceous sand.
Training system: spur cordon.
Planting density: 5.000 vines/hectare.
Average age of vines in production: 25 years.
Harvest period: September.
Fermentation: spontaneous in terracotta amphorae, on the skins with indigenous yeasts.
Aging: Slavonian barrels and bottle.