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Az. Agricola Biologica Tenuta Gatti

Red wine 2011 Mamertino DOC Cvrpanè, Sicily, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 14.5%
Price: Up to 15.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Stainless steel and large oak
Registration number : #BTG-L.15215

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 30 December, 2016
DOC area (also Mamertino) for red and white wines in the Italian region of Sicily. It is possible that the sweet wine from Messina called Mamertinum, mentioned by Pliny the Elder (23-79 A.D.) and appreciated by Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.), was the name sponsor. The zone includes the municipalities of Alì, Alì Terme, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Basicò, Castroreale, Condrò, Falcone, Fiumedinisi, Furnari, Gualtieri Sicaminò, Itala, Librizzi, Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea, Merì, Milazzo, Monforte San Giorgio, Montalbano di Elicona, Nice di Sicilia, Oliveri, Pace del Mela, Patti, Roccalumera, Roccavaldina, Rodi Milici, San Filippo del Mela, Santa Lucia del...

The red grape variety comes from Sicily-Italy. The name means "Black from Avola" after the small town in the south-east of the island in the province of Siracusa. Synonyms are Calabrese (the second main name), Calabrese d'Avola, Calabrese de Calabria, Calabrese di Vittoria, Calabrese Dolce, Niureddu Calavrisi, Strugeri de Calabria and Uva de Calabria. It was first described in 1696 by the Sicilian botanist Francesco Cupani (1657-1710) under the name of Calavrisi, which could indicate Calabrian origin. However, the synonymously used part of the name "Calabrese" has nothing to do with Calabria, but is an Italianization of the Sicilian dialect name "Calaurisi",...

The red grape variety probably comes from Sicily(Italy). Synonyms are Barbi du Sultan, Carricante Nero, Nerelli, Nicera, Nocera di Catania, Nocera Mantonico, Nocera Nera di Milazzo, Nucera and Nucera Niura. It must not be confused with the varieties Magliocco Canino or Magliocco Dolce, even if synonyms or morphological similarities appear to indicate this. It is not a colour mutation of the white variety Carricante (Nocera Bianca). According to an unverifiable hypothesis, it is a descendant of the Mamertinum mentioned by Pliny the Elder (23-79). The...

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