The tale behind this bottle is best left to the producer: “This wine tells the story of two Sicilian acidduzzi (birds) in love, a tale that lies somewhere between reality and fantasy. Guancianera was a white acidduzzo with a small black patch on his cheek. He spent his days together with Guanciabianca, a black acidduzza with a white cheek. Theirs being a love of long-forgotten times, we do not know how their story really ended, but we can safely say that behind every great love there is an excellent glass of wine, to tell the story and to keep company. . . . The hints of intense red fruit and marasca cherry recall the woods. With its gracefully persuasive taste and moderate alcohol content, Guancianera is a gentle, harmonious and sincere wine.”
Fabio Ferracane works with five hectares of vineyards on the western side of Sicily, growing Catarratto, Grillo, Nero d’Avola, and Merlot (one of his father’s vineyards). Most of the vineyards are located near the nature reserve of the Stagnone Islands of Marsala. “Guancia” is made from 100% Nero d’Avola, harvested by hand, in Contrada Birgi, Marsala. The wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and aged for 11 months in stainless steel vats. Serve it lightly chilled, and pair it with meat-based dishes or any style of pizza.
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