55% Nero d`Avola 45% Nerello Mascalese
Marsala, Sicily Italy
£ 10.45, 75 cl
This wine is ruby red in colour with notes of fresh red berries and plums on the nose. Round and smooth on the palate with soft tannins, it has lovely spiced cherry flavours that linger on the finish.
This wine is produced from selected grapes grown in two different vineyards: one near Marsala and one in central Sicily.
Fermentation and maceration took place in 200 litre temperature-controlled, stainless-steel vats. The must was macerated on the skins over a period of five to six days at a temperature of 24-26°C. The wine then remained on its lees for a month before bottling.
Made and blended by Alberto Antonini at the Curatolo family winery, the Borgo Selene wines represent superb value for money. The name derives from the Greek goddess of the Moon, Selene, illustrating the influence the Greeks (who also brought the vine to Sicily) have had on the Mediterranean's largest island.