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Sicilian Wine

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A large, geographically and climatically diverse island, just off the toe of Italy, Sicily has long been recognized for its fortified Marsala wines. But it is also a wonderful source of diverse, high quality red and white wines. Steadily increasing in popularity over the past few decades, Italy’s fourth largest wine-producing region is finally receiving the accolades it deserves and shining in today's global market.

Though most think of the climate here as simply hot and dry, variations on this sun-drenched island range from cool Mediterranean along the coastlines to more extreme in its inland zones. Of particular note are the various microclimates of Europe's largest volcano, Mount Etna, where vineyards grow on drastically steep hillsides and varying aspects to the Ionian Sea. The more noteworthy red and white Sicilian wines that come from the volcanic soils of Mount Etna include Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio (reds) and Carricante (whites). All share a racy streak of minerality and, at their best, bear resemblance to their respective red and white Burgundies.

Nero d’Avola is the most widely planted red variety, and is great either as single varietal bottling or in blends with other indigenous varieties or even with international ones. For example, Nero d'Avola is blended with the lighter and floral, Frappato grape, to create the elegant, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, one of the more traditional and respected Sicilian wines of the island.

Grillo and Inzolia, the grapes of Marsala, are also used to produce aromatic, crisp dry Sicilian white. Pantelleria, a subtropical island belonging to the province of Sicily, specializes in Moscato di Pantelleria, made from the variety locally known as Zibibbo.

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  • Tornatore Pietrarizzo Etna Rosso 2016  Front Label
    Tornatore Pietrarizzo Etna Rosso 2016
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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  • Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2019  Front Label
    Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2019
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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  • Graci Etna Rosso 2018  Front Label
    Graci Etna Rosso 2018
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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  • Tornatore Etna Rosso 2017 Front Label
    Tornatore Etna Rosso 2017
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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  • Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017  Front Label
    Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2017
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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  • Tascante Ghiaia Nera 2018  Front Label
    Tascante Ghiaia Nera 2018
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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    Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso San Lorenzo 2019
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  • Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2019  Front Label
    Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2019
    Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy
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  • Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018  Front Label
    Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese 2018
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