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Fabio Ferracane : 'Guancia' Nera : Nero d’Avola | 2021

Fabio Ferracane

'Guancia' Nera

Nero d’Avola | 2021

Regular price $32.00

Product Specifications

Producer
Fabio Ferracane
Winemaker
Fabio Ferracane
Importer
Amuninni Vini
Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Sub-region
Marsala
Farming
Organic
Type
Red
Varietal
Nero d'Avola
Vintage
2021
Alcohol %
14
Sulfites added
Minimal
Container
Bottle
Volume
750 ml
Background

Currently I take care of 5 hectares of vineyard (and two more to come). Making an authentic wine is the mission that motivates me each day to work in the vineyard and in the cellar. For me “Authenticity” means to be able to fully express the Marsala territory in my wines.

The varieties that I grow are Catarratto, Grillo, Nero d’Avola and Merlot (one of my father’s vineyards). Most of the vineyards are located practically in front of the Nature Reserve of the Stagnone Islands of Marsala. I really love this territory, with it’s sea breeze and warm Sicilian sun, the spectacular reflections of the salt pans and the breathtaking view of the Aegadian Islands.

Respecting the authenticity of the territory means fighting vine diseases with few sulphur and copper treatments, which I decide based on the year’s rainfall, but mostly considering the degree of humidity in the vineyard.

The vineyard interventions are decided one at a time. It’s very important to me to make my wine with good, healthy grapes. In case of a bad vintage, I sort the grapes. Producing a good wine asks for quality, not quantity. And that quality, firstly and fore-mostly, has to be achieved in the vineyard.

This wine tells the story of two Sicilian “acidduzzi” (birds) in love, a tale that lies somewhere between reality and fantasy. Guancianera was a white “acidduzzo” (bird) with a small black patch on his cheek. He spent his days together with Guanciabianca, a black “acidduzza” with a white cheek. Theirs being a love of long-forgotten times, we do not know how their story really ended, but we can safely say that behind every great love there is an excellent glass of wine, to tell the story and to keep company. And let everyone’s fantasy flow freely from there on!

In the garnet reflections of “Guancianera Rosso” some might read the love of every Sicilian man for his woman.
The hints of intense red fruit and marasca cherry recall the woods. With its gracefully persuasive taste and moderate alcohol content, Guancianera is a gentle, harmonious and sincere wine, with a barely perceptible enjoyably sweet aftertaste.

- Fabio Ferracane

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