Sagana Tenuta San Giacomo DOC Sicilia, Cusumano
Sagana Tenuta San Giacomo DOC Sicilia, Cusumano
Bright ruby colour with purple highlights. Intense nose with aromas of plum, vanilla, black cherry, chocolate and sweet toasted oak. This modern style Nero d’Avola offers excellent length on the palate and a round, engaging personality. Of the 2012 vintage, James Suckling wrote: "Fabulous aromas of mulberries, wet earth, blackberry and hot stones. Full body, velvety tannins and juicy finish. The fruit balance is beautiful and so complex. The greatest Néro d'Avola ever made? Originates from the Butera area. About 14 months in large 20HL casks. Drink or hold".

Country and Region: Italy,Sicily

Classification: DOC Sicilia

Producer: Cusumano

Wine Style: Red

Grape Varieties : Nero d'Avola

Vinification: The Néro d’Avola grapes come from south facing vines with an average age of 20 years. Espallier at a density of 5,000 plants per hectare, producing 6,000kg grapes per hectare. They are manually harvested, for this vintage in the first 10 days of September. On arrival at the winery, they are de-stemmed and fermentation took place at controlled temperatures of 28-30ºC followed by malolactic fermentation in oak 20HL barrels. The wine remains in the same barrels for 12 months for maturation before a brief period in bottle before release.

ABV: 14.5%

Closure: Natural Cork

Note: 91 points - Wine Spectator, Silver - Sommelier Wine Awards '16, Due Bicchieri Rossi - Gambero Rosso '16, 5 Grappoli - Duemilavini, Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards '16

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 173.94

Bottle Price: £ 28.99