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Mastronicola 2014 – Cambria

Mastronicola 2014 - Cambria
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: Ph. Chilleri – Cambria – SICILY – ITALY

Wine: Mastronicola
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2014.
Classification: D.O.C..
Grapes: 100% Nocera.
Provenance: Furnari (ME), Tenuta Mastronicola
Soil: medium mixture tending to calcareous.
Altimetry: 110 mt. s.l.m..
Training system: spurred cordon (spur-pruned).
Average yield: 40-60 ql / ha.
Vines per hectare: 4,000
Harvest: manual mid-September.
Vinification: the grapes are macerated at a controlled temperature for the first 24 hours at 12° C. Afterwards the temperature is allowed to rise slowly until it reaches 28° C. The duration of maceration is variable. After racking, the grapes are softly pressed.
Aging: in French oak barrels with a capacity ranging from 225 to 3000 liters for about 14 months, after bottling it rests at a controlled temperature for about 6 months.
Serving temperature: 18°-20° C.

Mastronicola 2014 - Cambria

© Ph. Piero Pardini Sommelier

Tasting Notes
Clear, intense ruby red color with garnet reflections of good consistency.
The sample, with floral, fruity, spicy and toasted scents, opens with floral notes reminiscent of red rose and geranium; followed by an aroma of ripe blackberry, currant and black cherry fruit; spicy hints of vanilla and black pepper, toasted cocoa and coffee powder finish. Elegant balsamic note.
The olfactory taste test sample is fresh, intense in its aftertaste and persistent, the closure is balsamic and the quality is fine.
It is recommended in combination with a roasted lamb with aromatic herbs.

4 Lupetti

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Azienda Agricola Cambria
Via Villa Arangia, Contrada San Filippo
98054 Furnari (ME)
Phone +39 0941 840214

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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