Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2016 Proprieta Sperino Rosa del Rosa and 2016 Feudo Maccari Sicilia Rosé

The Most Distinctive of Rosés
April 28, 2017

 

Feudo Maccari  

Feudo Maccari

Today we are able to offer two of the most distinctive Rosés anywhere. First from Piedmont we have the 2016 Proprieta Sperino Rosa del Rosa. Many of you are familiar with this one as we have been making it available since the first vintage that Paolo de Marchi and his son Luca ever made. This is made with Nebbiolo and has the floral aromatics, complexity and spice that one would expect. It also ages well. In fact last week Kelly L, one of our more sophisticated customer palates came in and said that she and some friends just had a bottle of the 2015 and decided it was the best Rose ever.

We also have something new. In 2000, Antonio Moretti  Cuseri  who owns Setti Ponte in Tuscany purchased land in eastern Sicily and founded Feudo Maccari. The vineyards are in the Val de Noto very close to the village of Avola. Even more interesting is that they are very old bush vines so they look like small trees. This is how vines were planted during ancient Roman times. This allows for optimum density for the planting and the vines are easier to train.  The principal grape variety on the property, as you would expect, is Nero d’Avola. In addition to the fine reds, Antonio also makes the 2016 Feudo Maccari Sicilia Rosé. This is a very complete and unique Rosé. Besides the dark fruit and hint of cinnamon, I swear you can smell a faint sea breeze off the Mediterranean. Very Satisfying.

Proprieta Sperino and Feudo Maccari are both farmed organically and the wines are made with spontaneous fermentation.

WINE WILL ARRIVE TUESDAY

Limited Supply

2016 Proprieta Sperino Rosa del Rosa: Deep pink. Aromas and flavors of roses, cherries and spice with lifting acidity in the background. Balanced and full. Very Good Plus to Excellent  18.99/bottle 194/case

2016 Feudo Maccari Sicilia Rose: Medium bright pink. Raspberry, cherry and plum with a touch of cinnamon spice. Great balance and interest that all comes together in the long finish.  Very Good Plus to Excellent   17.99/bottle 184/case

 

Special mixed case: six bottles of each of the above for a special price of $189

 

Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: order@federalwine.com

 

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           - Peter Hemenway