Feudo Maccari is a Sicilian wine producer located in the South East of the island. They produce clean, modern and fruit driven wines from Sicily’s traditional native grape varieties.
Located in the province of Siracusa, around the historic town of Noto, the estate is part of a group that also includes Tenuta Sette Ponti in Tuscany, Poggio al Lupo in the Maremma and the lavishly named Contrada Santo Spirito di Passiopisciaro based on the northern slopes of Etna.
Back in 2000 Antonio Moretti Cuseri started to piece together individual plots of vineyard from various growers in the area. Today, there are fifty hectares of vines cultivated by a variety of owners, all clustered around the towns of Noto, Avola and Pacchino.
Avola, as you might guess, is known for its cultivation of Nero d’Avola more than any other variety. Yet Grillo seems to have interesting results here. Perhaps proximity to the sea and a variety of different soil types allows a balanced, fresh wine.