Nocera

Nocera

Sicilia D.O.C.

100% Nocera

This noble vine is cultivated on just a few hectares in the province of Messina, facing the sea and of historic importance.
La Baronia on Capo Milazzo is a spectacular vineyard surrounded by the sea, by ancient olive trees and with views to the Aeolian islands.
A marine red wine, with aromas of Mediterranean macchia, myrtle and garrigue.

Awards

2015 Vinous 91+
James Suckling 91
Wine Advocate Robert Parker 90
Jancis Robinson 17
Slow Wine Grande Vino


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Altimetry

30

Above sea level

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Climate

21°Average temperature

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Farming system

Spurred cordon and supported alborello

Planting density

5,000 vines per hectare

Now

13°C

Cloudiness 40%
Humidity 62%
Wind 7.7mh ↙

First Vintage

2015

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  • 2015
  • 2016
  • Capo Milazzo gave us a perfect harvest; a dry summer and then some rain to help ripening, very healthy grapes and splendid wines, with violet-toned colours which, personally, I have never seen before.
  • At Capo Milazzo the conditions were very different; as frequently happens the north-east of Sicily has a climate which can differ in significant ways from the rest of the island. Here there was an exceptionally wet November, followed by a fairly dry winter. In March, with the beginning of spring, there were above average temperatures and abundant rainfall followed by a summer which was very cool here as well. Nero d’Avola and Nocera produced less than normal, in the first case due to imperfect setting, and in the second for other reasons. But the cool summer helped the ripening and the quality in this territory, for us still a subject of study, fully satisfied us.
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Time of Harvest

18

september

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Vinification

the grapes are gathered by hand into 14kg crates and as soon as they arrive at the winery pass to the sorting table for selection, then for destalking. They ferment in stainless steel and remain on the skins for 7 days at 25˚C with continual mixing throughout. Racking with soft pressing follows, and the wine thus obtained carries out its malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.

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Alcohol Content

13%vol.

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Aging Capacity

To drink at once or to mature up to 5/7 years

Tasting Notes
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Mouth
Deep and intense ruby red reflections.
On the nose the wine is original and different from others; white pepper, geranium and summer fruits, plums and ripe Noto figs.
On the palate it is soft and persuasive, the typical style of this ancient Sicilian grape variety and definitely to be experienced.
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