Producer wine
Cantina Marilina

COUNTRY :
Italy

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PRODUCTION :

Marilina & Federica Paternò

Angelo Paternò worked for 25 years as the winemaker and technical director for the Sicilian wineries Cantine Settesoli and then Duca di Salaparuta and then bought 60 hectares (148 acres) on a hill formerly known as Poggio dei Fossi in the southeastern Sicilian province of Siracusa, near the town of Pachino, where he thought the land was one of the best viticulture areas in Sicily.

He handed the reins over to his daughters, Marilina and Federica, and still helps them in the cellar. They grow orcanically and favor strict minimal intervention and additives in the cellar, with an approached influenced by local natural winemaking master Frank Cornelissen. Almost half of the land is dedicated to polyculture in order to nurture the ecosystem. On the other 35 hectares grow a array of grape varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Grecanico, Muscat Blanc, Moscato Giallo, Insolia, Merlot, Tannat, Viognier, and Chardonnay. In the cellar, fruit and freshness are preserved with the use of large concrete tanks for fermentation and elevage.

 

CUVÉES
Wine

Marilina Noto “Ruversa”

Region: Sicily
Grape: Nero d’Avola
Soil: White-calcareous
Yield: 4000 plants/hectare; 2.5kg grapes per vine
Harvest: 25th-30th of September
Winemaking: concrete tanks
Aging: 18 months in tank; 3 months in bottle

Wine

Marilina Terre Siciliane “Cuè”

Region: Sicily
Grape: Moscato
Soil: White-calcereous
Yield: 4000 plants/hectare; 1.5kg grapes per vine
Harvest: late August by hand
Winemaking: concrete tanks
Aging: 5 months in tank; 2 months in bottle

Wine

Marilina Terre Siciliane “Fedelie Bianco” Frizzante

Region: Sicily
Grape: Viognier
Soil: White-calcareous
Yield: 5700 plants/hectare; 2kg grapes/vine
Harvest: 15th-20th August
Winemaking: concrete tanks
Aging: tanks for 6 months on fermentation yeasts

Wine

Marilina Terre Siciliane “Fedelie Rosato” Frizzante

Region: Sicily
Grape: Nero d’Avola
Soil: White-calcareous
Yield: 4500 plants/hectare; 2kg grapes/vine
Harvest: 20th-30th September
Winemaking: concrete tanks
Aging: tanks for 6 months on fermentation yeasts

Wine

Marilina Sikelè Bianco