Producer wine
Cantina Marilina

COUNTRY :
Italy

REGION :
Sicilia

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 approach 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

“Sikelè” Rosso

Region: Sicily
Grape: Nero d’Avola
Vineyard Size:
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 8 months in concrete, 3 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: minimal at bottling

Wine

“Sikelè” Bianco

Region: Sicily
Grape: Grecanico
Vineyard Size:
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 13 hour maceration on skins before pressing, fermentation in concrete with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 6 months in concrete, 3 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: minimal

Wine

“Ruversa”

Region: Sicily
Grape: Nero d’Avola
Vineyard Size:
Soil: white calcareous
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in concrete, 3 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: minimal

Wine

“Cuè”

Region: Sicily
Grape: Moscato
Vineyard Size: 2 hectares
Soil: white calcareous
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 5 month fermentation in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 2 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: minimal