Salvatore Marino Turi Rosso 2020
Crushable red from the seaside.
Grape: 100% Nero d'Avola
Region: Sicily, Italy
Salvatore’s Turi Rosso centers almost entirely on the local red specialty in Nero d’Avola, though the contents of this bottle feels as though it has been projected through a prism altogether unlike most of the more ‘classical’ interpretations to be found in the region. With vines averaging 25 years of age planted to stony, calcareous clay around 7km from the coast, the Turi undergoes a brief 8 day maceration before being left to settle in stainless tanks for a few additional months. Tight lines, bright fruit, and vibrating freshness seems to be the order of the day here; the Turi doles out oodles of sour red cherries and sweet herbs to the point that it leaves you questioning if you aren’t in fact drinking Tuscan Sangiovese. Behind these primary elements, intriguing low notes of white pepper, polished leather, dusty red earth and whitewashed minerals speak of elements driven more by soil than fruit. A bottle that performs well when held on the cooler side and consumed with sunshine overhead.
As the label might lead one to assume, this is a wine not to be taken too seriously, enjoyed with an eye toward refreshment and easy living, so break out the tumblers, pour yourself a slug and welcome the (hopefully) imminent days of sunshine.
🍇 Organic and Natural practices