2019 Vinoway Wine Selection
2018 Vinoway Wine Selection
A wine with a pleasant sip that manages to best express the land from which it is born: Sicily. Land of fine vines and myths like the one that tells of a Nymph, the same one depicted on the label.
The wine is Nakrì, Cerasuolo di Vittoria Docg Classico of the Senia farm, in the Ragusa area, and the Niymph is the one that, dancing together with two others, around the world, collected stones, fruits and small parts of land. The myth tells that when he reached a place with a blue sky, he threw what had been collected into the sea and a fertile land, Sicily, emerged from the waves.
And Nakrì is a wine that by drinking it brings us back to this story and to that of many women who in ancient times danced, in the evening, to drive away the fatigue of working in the vineyard. The company is located a few kilometers from Chiaramonte Gulfi, in one of the districts most suited to the production of the only DOCG on the island. It is owned by the Nicosia family who have dedicated themselves to viticulture since 1850. Today his descendants are at his guide: we are in the seventh generation.
A total of 17 hectares of vineyards where we find the classic Sicilian vines, such as Frappato, Nero d'Avola, Insolia and Grillo, flanked by a small percentage destined for Syrah breeding. From the grapes produced, 10 wine labels are produced. These include "Nakrì", 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato. Alcoholic fermentation with maceration on the skins for about 8-15 days at a temperature of 25 ° C, followed by a maturation of 12 months in steel tanks and finally an aging in bottle for 6 months.
A production process followed carefully by the oenologist Giuseppe Romano who gives a wine that is easy to drink. Pouring it into the glass, the 2014 Nakrì flows through it with a good consistency. It has a deep, consistent, warm ruby red color. The nose releases notes of ripe red fruit such as black cherries, cherries, plums and even pomegranate. There are also spicy notes, toasted dried fruit and a little mineral.
The taste is fresh in the mouth, good acidity, balanced, intense, with a good structure. It is appreciated for its soft tannins and gives a good persistence. Ideal to accompany succulent, grilled and braised meats as well as aged cheeses.
Great success with the public for the exhibition dedicated to wines from Sicilian indigenous vines which took place in Cefalù, in the province of Palermo. The first edition of Vigen, the event organized by the ARCOM association (Artisans, Merchants and Restaurateurs of the city of Cefalù), which animated the city of Cefalù and saw the monumental complex of the former Rettoria as a central place di San Domenico with tasting benches, masterclasses and conferences.
Vigen's initiatives include voting with a special card, by the public, of the best white wine and best red wine tasted at the tasting tables. The Grillo Vigna di Mandronova 2018 by Alessandro di Camporeale and the Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2015 Nakri by Tenute Senia received the recognition. The two winning producers Benedetto Alessandro and Valentina Nicosia were awarded a plaque.