Saia 2020 - 1

Saia 2020

Saia, whose name comes from the Arabic word for irrigation canals built centuries ago to collect rainwater. The first label produced by Feudo Maccari in 2002 and the daughter of the home of choice for nero d’avola in southeastern Sicily. It represents our best selection of nero d’avola from vineyards grown exclusively as alberello vines that reach up to 40 years of age. This high-density form of vine training is the oldest and most natural. Dating back to the Greek colini, perfect for hot climates, it requires manual and maniacal care of each plant. In addition to philological recovery, the ultimate goal is always to have quality grapes for excellent production. A mix of white calcareous and black sandy soils, thanks to the proximity to the sea, ventilation and excellent exposure, make our Nero d’avola vinified in purity, prove to be an elegant, well-structured, complex, fine and charismatic red wine. The alberello method of cultivation and aging in French oak make it a unique wine in its category.
Vintage Notes

The winter was mild and rainier than usual, feeding the underground water reserves so precious during the summer. After pruning, the vines wept profusely, manifesting the exuberance of the season within days. The saplings of Feudo Maccari sprout, first the Grillo then the Nero d’Avola, and in no time they reach the height of the stake that supports them. Spring is very fast and June already has summer temperatures. Summer is the season that most symbolizes these territories; the wind cools the microclimate of the clusters in the sapling. Healthy grapes predict in an excellent result that comes with the September harvest. Ripenesses are excellent and clear, phenolic ripening homogeneous, certainly a vintage of balance and elegance that exalts native varieties such as Nero d’Avola and Grillo.


Saia 2020 - 1
Technical Features

Name of the Wine: Saia
Classification: Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC
Production zone: Sicily – Noto
Varieties: 100% Nero d’Avola
Exposure: Southern
Average Age the Vines: 31 years
Altitude: 80 metres above the sea level
Trellis: Bush system
Spacing of Rows: 1,25mt. x 1,25mt.
Production per Hectare: 5000/6000 Kilo
Alcohol percentage: 14 % vol.
Suggested Serving Temperature: 18°


Vinification: A temperature-controlled fermentation and maceration for about 18 days
Aging: 12-14 months in small barrels
Bottle aging prior to release: 6 months at least

Tasting Notes

Colour: Red ruby
Bouquet: Mature fruit and notes of spice
Palate: Deep and well structured
Serving Suggestions: Fine meats, roasts

Available Sizes

Saia 2020 - 3
Saia 0,750 L


Saia 2020 - 4
Saia 1,5 L



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