Maturano IGT Lazio – Nostalgia 2018 – Società Agricola I Ciacca


Classification: Maturano IGT Lazio

Grape: 100% Maturano

Style: Natural fermentation of must gently pressed.

Area: Picinisco, Val di Comino, Lazio

Elevation: 600 m

Training System: Espalier / Single Guyot Method

Age of Vines: Planted by hand 2013 and 2014

Yield: 40hl/ha

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sugar Level: No residual sugars

Sulphites: Low

Vegan: Yes

No. of Bottles: 4100 bottles

Vineyard Management, Vinification & Ageing: The particular climatic trend with intermittent rains that did not leave room for the sun until the harvest, led to the choice of making a manual selection “grain by grain”. Thanks to this important work, Nostalgia 2018 sees the light albeit with an intense and luminous golden yellow dress. After a soft pressing, the must was decanted for 3 days at a low temperature and then combined with the spontaneous starter prepared from the same grapes. The natural fermentation at 18 ° C lasts about 30 days and then the wine was then left to rest for 9 months on the fine lees in the concrete tanks. It was decanted 3 times to clarify it before bottling. Nostalgia 2018, rests in the bottle 36 months before its release.

Awards & Tasting Notes


After I had tasted the wine and written the note below, owner Cesidio Di Ciacca explained what happened and why this wine is so different: ‘Because of the poor weather, the best grapes we picked for Sotto Le Stelle and then the rest were picked quickly and brought into the cantina. Instead of making a selection of grapes in the vineyard, we had to make them by hand over 4 days – so the Nostalgia grapes were double handled, many picked from the stalks by hand and not processed immediately. Technically they were not left to macerate but the skins were undoubtedly bruised by the handling.’
Mid gold and much darker than the 2017. Much darker than you would expect for a wine of this age unless it had had some skin contact (or a little bit of botrytis?). More spicy than the 2019 and definitely more developed. Aroma of ripe apples and barley sugar (a very specific sort of British hard candy) suggests this is a more oxidative style. So different from the 2019 and 2017. On the palate, this has some tannic grip suggesting skin contact, and a slight bitterness on the finish, though the tannins are less marked on the day after opening. This means it has lost the delicacy of the variety and not likely to age well. (JH) – Jancis Robinson Wines

Color: Amber yellow with golden reflections, clear and bright Fruity: Dried sweet citrus (citron, vanilla orange)
Floral: Dried potpourri flowers
Vegetable: Dry hay
Aromatic herbs: Rosemary and sage Minerality: Flint and graphite
Spicy: Slight cinnamon
Taste: Dry and warm, well integrated acidity and silky on the palate. The reference to the dried floral scents of the nose is interesting which predisposes to a good persistence with particular pleasantness in the finish of the mouth.
Ready even if it can continue to evolve according to an oxidative style that can increase its complexity. – Amadeo Barbato – Enologist



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Società Agricola I Ciacca S.R.L
Borgo I Ciacca, Via Collachia
Picinisco 03040 (FR) - Italia