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| Maggio Vini
was founded about 50 years ago and is based outside Vittoria in
the southern part of Sicily. They grow indigenous
grapes--Catarratto, Nero d'Avola and Frappato as well as international
varieties--Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in their 123 acres of
This wine is made from 100% Nero d'Avola, a grape variety which has been planted in Sicily since before Roman times. Fermented on the lees for 15 days in temperature controlled tanks to bring out its rich, deep and full flavors.
The name of the wine, Kalaurisi, is derived from "Kalau l'avulisi" which in the local dialect of the time meant "Nero d'Avola grapes have arrived".
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red, full-bodied, notes of dark cherry and Black Splendor plums, firm structure unmarred by typical Sicilian over-oaking, smooth balanced finish. Goes well with hearty dishes such as lamb stew or Osso Bucco.
Classification: Terre Siciliane
Area of Production: District of Ragusa
Grape Variety: 100% Nero d'Avola
Soil: Red sandy soil
Average Age of Vines: 20-25 years
Trellising System: Bush system
Production per Acre: 3.57 tons
Vinification Technique: 15 days maceration and fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel
Maturation: 6 months in Stainless Steel and 3 to 6 months in the bottle.
Total Acidity: 5.70 g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.90 g/l
Total Cases Produced: 4,160