Accompaniment to grilled meat and lamb dishes.
Rich and defined wine with the aroma of black cherries, cherries, black pepper, tobacco and earth. With tannins but harmonious in taste, with good structure lavish taste with notes of fruits and spices and a long, fresh, mineral finish.
History of wine
Ruvérsa (from Italian: on the contrary) a wine that goes in the opposite direction to fashion, nothing steel tanks, but cement tanks (the ancient ditches), no filtration, no refrigeration, in total respect of the natural phases of evolution some wine; A wine against trends, a wine on the contrary, a wine "..to Ruvérsa". The wine is vinified in traditional cement vats without temperature control, while bottling there is filtration. Vineyard with white limestone soils is located in the Noto region, near the village of San Lorenzo. The grapes are manually harvested. The wine is aged 18 months on the lees, and then another 3 months after bottling.
Angelo Paternò worked for 25 years as the winemaker and technical director for several Sicilian wineries. In 2001 he founded his own winery in the Noto region and bought 60 hectares (148 acres) on a hill formerly known as Poggio dei Fossi, located three kilometers from the sea. The vineyard area of 35 hectares, the rest of the estate-pastures and olive trees. Under the influence of the famous winemaker from Etna Frank Cornelissen Angelo became a follower of organic principles of work in the vineyards and minimal interference in all processes of winemaking. He handed the reins over to his daughters, Marilina and Federica, and still helps them in the cellar. Noto region is located in the South-East of Sicily, here it is a hot, dry, windy climate, and is affected by the influence of two seas - the Ionian and Mediterranean. The unique microclimate with lots of sunny days, cool nights, sea breezes, and also white limestone soils make it possible to harvest perfectly ripe grapes with a high level of acidity. For vinification and aging in Cantina Marilena use only traditional cement vats.