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Perricone Microcosmo 2016 75 cl

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Perricone “Microcosmo” 2016 75 cl is a red wine produced by Cantine Barbera, in Menfi, Sicily.

Why buy it?

Perricone is a native Sicilian vine introduced to the island by the ancient Greeks which today, however, is cultivated on just over 0.3% of the Sicilian vineyard area; Marilena sets itself the goal of bringing this vine back to the ancient splendor of the past.



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The story of this company begins when Marilena Barbera, after years spent outside her native Sicily, rediscovers the vineyard and her father’s dream. Marilena produces its wines following the rules of organic farming and natural winemaking, without the use of herbicides, chemical fertilizers, with the utmost respect for the terroir and biodiversity of Menfi; the wines ferment only spontaneously thanks to indigenous yeasts. In this context the elements of this Sicilian land can truly express themselves: when we uncork a Marilena Barbera wine in the glass we find the bright sun of Sicily, the influence of African maritime winds and the echo of ancient civilizations that once inhabited the area.

Grapes used

Perricone 90%
Nerello Mascalese 10%

Production method

The harvest is manual and in boxes, in order to select and preserve the best grapes, and takes place around the end of August. The wine undergoes spontaneous fermentation in steel thanks to a pied-de-cuve of indigenous yeasts, which lasts about 2 weeks. The malolactic fermentation then takes place in old barriques. The refinement takes place for 3 months in tonneaux and for 1 year in steel before bottling.

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Tasting notes

Ruby red colour. On the nose aromas of ripe red fruit such as Sicilian blood orange and strong spicy notes of cinnamon, ginger, incense, anise and licorice, black olives and capers. In the mouth it is warm and enveloping, with surly tannins that evolve with the passing of a few months in the bottle.

Possible combinations

“Microcosmo” is perfect with typical Sicilian foods including arancini; also goes very well with savory cured meats and cheeses or first courses with tomato sauce and spices.

Additional information

Weight 1,5 kg


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