Grapes: Nero d'Avola
Millocca is one of the traditional Marsala from Nino Barraco, so traditional that to call it a Marsala (too often an industrialized product now days) would be diminish it. From the Nero D'Avola vineyard, sometimes the grapes get dried out due to the Scirocco a warm wind that blows from the sea and it is originated in Africa. In such condition the wine gets plenty of sugar and the native fermentation does not convert all sugars in alcohol. After a maceration of 18 days, Nino puts this wine in chestnut cask. The wine will rest there without being re-filled, using the technique of traditional Marsala for. The color is of a deep red. The nose has ripe cherry, licorice, cocoa, anisette and capers. In the mouth is full both with an acidity that makes it vital but a little sweet of ripe dates and dried figs then the cherry and the cocoa still very evident. A full meal wine, it pairs best with sharp cheeses or foie gras, sumptuous chocolate desserts or to be enjoyed on its own.