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Cuppari "San Placido" Faro '12


Cuppari "San Placido" Faro '12

In Messina, off the northeastern coast of Sicily, lies Cuppari, the oldest winery of the region.  Its headquarters is an ancient monastery that dates back to the 1500s.  While the equipment in the winery has since been modernized, the building is historic.  At the monastery, the winery doubles as an institute, "P. Cuppari," focusing on education and agriculture.  This allows students to partake upon every aspect of the farming and cultivation that goes on here, under consultancy of Nicola Centonze, who is also part of the Centonze Winery in Sicily as well.  This is truly a collaborative winery where outside of their consultant, no single individual is highlighted as it is constantly a wave of those with the desire to learn and do so as a team, headed by those professors of the institute.

The vineyards are located on the hillside of the sea, where coastal winds help keep such a hot climate in moderation.  However, the sun is bright and unobstructed, and you will find an expression of Nerello Mascalese unlike any you've experienced from Mount Etna.  This blend is rich, full of dark bold fruit and spice, that will coat your palate and linger in a fine, long finish.  Highly structured and not to be messed with, this will be perfect with grilled meats & rich seafood fare.




Producer Cuppari
Vintage 2012
Format 750ml


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