Luna Gaia, Nerello Mascalese `Logistilla` 2021

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Producer
LunaGaia
Grape(s)
Nerello Mascalese (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Fruity
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
Biodynamic
Sustainable
Yes-certified sustainable
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Volcanic soils and a maritime influence combine to impart a distinct elegance and mineral character upon the island`s wines. Notable for its range of local varieties with Nero d`Avola and Nerello Mascalese making reliable, fleshy red wines, whilst Catarratto, Grillo and Inzolia yield surprisingly well balanced and flavourful white wines. You will also find the more recognised grapes of Syrah and Chardonnay performing really well in this warm Mediterranean climate. However, it is the uniquely rich and mineral influenced dessert wines that are perhaps Sicily`s greatest contribution to the wine world, from Marsala to Moscato di Pantelleria and Malvasia.

Producer

Born from a partnership between Cantina Orsogna cooperative and BioGaia, a biodynamic Sicilian farmer collective. LunaGaia labels are a visual homage to L`Opera dei Pupi Siciliana (the Sicilian Puppet Opera), a Sicilian storytelling tradition & UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The wines tell the story of the Italian Epic poem "Orlando Furioso" by Ludovico Ariosto.
Tasting Notes
This is an indigenous grape from the slopes of Etna that for centuries has been cultivated in the County of Mascali (which gives it its name) on volcanic soils. The story of the label derives from the Italian epic poem "Orlando Furioso". It depicts Orlando becoming overwhelmed with pain after finding his and his lost love Angelas` name carved in a tree. The wine is spontaneously fermented with natural yeasts allowing the grapes to express their true character. An enticing nose full of ripe red fruits and violets with a generous and elegant palate full of rustic earthy notes, rich fruit and dried spices. The finish is savoury and long.
Food
Excellent partner to Mediterranean specialities such as tomato based pasta dishes, aubergine moussaka and full flavoured meats.