Sicilia

The island of Sicily, the largest in the Mediterranean, is Italy’s fourth largest producing wine region. There have been considerable improvements in the region’s wines over the past 20 years. Much of the wine that used to go to beefing up anemic northern reds is now being bottled and proudly sold as Sicilian. However, the multitude of appellations (22 small DOCs and 1 DOCG) were terribly confusing and anyway produced only 5% of the island’s wine. In 2012 a new regional DOC (DOP Sicilia) was developed to simplify the system and take in the vast quantity of wine previously produced as IGP.

Food (as everything else) in Sicily shows the influence that different conquering armies have had on the island over the past 3000 years, with Greek, Spanish, French and Arab influences. Much of the island’s cuisine takes advantage of fresh vegetables such as eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes, and fish, such as tuna, sea bream, sea bass, cuttlefish, and swordfish. In Trapani in the western section of the island, North African influences are clear in the use of couscous.

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  • Cantine-Rallo-Nero-dAvola-‘Principe-IGP

    Cantine Rallo Nero d’Avola ‘Principe’ IGP 2022

    Intense red with violet rim. The bouquet and flavours expressed include ripe, sweet cherries and black currants. The wine finishes with darker notes of tar and licorice

    $22.50
  • Cantine-Rallo-Nero-dAvola-‘Principe-IGP

    Cantine Rallo Nero d’Avola ‘Principe’ IGP 6 pk 2022

    The Cantine Rallo “Il Principe” (the Prince) is composed of a solid base of Nero d’Avola (the most common red of western Sicily) with the addition of a smattering of Cabernet Sauvignon. All grapes are hand harvested from their Patti Piccolo vineyard at the end of September. After soft-pressing, the wine is aged for 6 months in stainless steel and an additional 5 months in 50 HL ok casks. The result is an intensely coloured red wine with violet reflections. The aromas are of ripe cherries, black currants, strawberries and purple flowers with secondary aromas of licorice and exotic spices. The tannins are soft and smooth on the lingering fruit driven finish.

    $22.50
  • Cantine-Rallo-Nero-dAvola-Il-Manto

    Cantine Rallo Nero d’Avola Il Manto 2022

    Grown organically from the family vineyards in Alcamo, this is Rallo’s more international expression of the Nero d’Avola grape. It is made from a selection of the best grapes which is given some aging in small barriques for 6 months. It has intense aromas of ripe red friuts, blackberries and macerated cherries complemented by vanilla and spice notes. Round and full-bodied with a long toasty finish. Delicious!

    $30.50
  • Cantine-Rallo-Syrah-la-Clarissa

    Cantine Rallo Syrah la Clarissa 2022

    The Clarissa Syrah has an intensely fruity nose with black cherry, blackberries, hints of bacon with a touch of leather. A little more than medium bodied, rich and round with plenty of fruit on the palate that contributes nicely delineated structural tannins. Compares with a Rhone-Valley Syrah.

    $25.95
  • Massimo-Lentsch-Etna-Rosso-DOC-San-Teodoro-

    Massimo Lentsch Etna Rosso DOC San Teodoro 2019

    A wine with a ruby red color tending to purplish. The nose expresses very fine and delicate notes of small red fruits, wild spices, medicinal herbs and cloves. Balanced and harmonious in the mouth with great structure, it ends with a savory and persistent finish.

    $43.50

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