Rosso di Contrada ‘Archimede’ Nero d'Avola, Marabino, Notto, Sicily 2018
Marabino, Marabino, Notto, Sicily
Situated in the south-east of Sicily in the heart of the Noto Valley (on a latitude south of Tunis), Marabino own 30 hectares of vineyards on low hills, enjoying a generally mild microclimate until Summer with average temperatures reaching some of the highest on the island, tempered by proximity to the sea. The soil is predominantly calcareous clay, the altitude varies between 30 and 80 metres above sea level, and high-density planting on slopes allows maximum exposure whilst harnessing the cooling prevailing winds of the region. As a result consistently well-ripened grapes can be selected and harvested by hand, and then fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts. The young team at Marabino’s mission is to work in harmony with Mother Nature, to produce wines that are free from synthetic chemicals from the vineyard to the cellar to capture a true expression of the Noto Valley.
Noble son of Siracusa, scientist, inventor and mathematician, brought great prestige to our town. His name has always been linked to meditation and science.
Everything started from the purchase of this vineyard, an old "Alberello impupato" tree of Nero d'Avola, on calcareous soil slightly exposed to the South, with a density of 7,000 vines / ha. In the vineyard there are many varieties of fruit trees, from pomegranate trees to the apricot trees and a large palm tree, which used to indicate the presence of a well. The deep roots of these vines over fifty years of age, dig underground and confer concentration and richness of salty and mineral elements, giving this wine considerable breadth, with elegant facets that clearly distinguish it from all the other wines we produce. It is vinified in steel tanks and it matures at least one year in barrel before continuing a long refinement in the bottle. Wine of character and personality Wine of character and personality.
Grape: 100% Nero d'Avola