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The Society's Sicilian Reserve Red 2019

3.869570000 star rating 23 Reviews
Produced for us from nero d'Avola grapes grown in the Ragusa and Agrigento regions of Sicily, where the Mediterranean climate, tempered by a cooling coastal breeze, produces full-bodied red wines. Partly aged in French oak barrels this juicy blackberry and cherry-scented wine has a rounded mocha finish. A beacon of good environmental practice, two-thirds of the winery’s electricity demands are met by solar power and chemical use in the vineyards is minimal. On the new label for this Society favourite we feature Medusa, an icon of classical mythology, the image of whom Athena, protector of Sicily, adorned her shield.
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Code: IT36901

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Nero d'Avola
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2027
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Screwcap
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

  • 100ml of this wine contains 77 kcal
  • The bottle contains 10.1 units of alcohol
  • A 125ml glass of this wine contains 96 kcal and 1.7 units of alcohol

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Feudo Arancio

This substantial Sicilian estate is based on the windy south coast of Sicily. It has two large vineyard areas, covering almost 700 hectares in total, situated at Sambuca di Sicilia in the west and Ragusa in the east.

The grape varieties are each planted in separate blocks, and are used to produce a range of single-varietal wines in the state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled winery, although some of the wines are also bottled at the excellent Mezzacorona winery at the foot of the Italian Dolomites in north-east Italy.

Environmental sustainability
In 2002, Feudo Arancio were the first wine cellar in Italy to be awarded the EMAS 2 – Eco-Management and Audit Scheme – a certification created by the European Community for environmental sustainability and management.

They have also reduced the use of chemicals as far as possible and have introduced alternative techniques such the use of beneficial insects in their vineyards. Also, grassing over of the land has protected it from erosion and the planting of plants rich in nitrogen has reduced the need of fertilizers.

At the winery, solar panels have been installed to provide hot water for cleaning cellar equipment. These panels also provide about two-thirds of their electricity demand. In addition, half of the wine cellar is underground to ensure a correct temperature in the rooms where the wine is kept, thereby reducing the need for air conditioning and electricity.

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