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Sicily

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Make them an offer they can't refuse... A bottle of Sicilian wine! Long thought of as producer of bulk grapes for cheap wine, Sicily is coming in to its own for the production of premium wines. Regions like Mt. Etna are the darling of terroir conscious sommeliers, and native grape varieties like Nero D'Avola, Nero Mascalese, Grillo, and Carricante are gaining well deserved recognition for an island that has been producing wines for several thousand years! 

 

Araldica 2018 Da Vero Organic White 750ml

$19.04

This Sicilian wine is made from 100% Catarratto grapes, organically farmed in Calatafimi, which is close to Palermo. Catarratto is the most commonly planted grape in Sicily and is closely related to Garganega, another Italian variety. On the nose,...

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Baglio Normanno 2018 Catarratto Terre Siciliane 750ml

$15.56

While one of Sicily's lesser-known white varieties, Catarratto is a generously harvested one, most often blended. This one has tropical undertones with a bold perfume of lemongrass, star anise, peaches soaked in honey, anise pastilles and rose-scented...

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Feudo Maccari 2016 "Saia" Nero d'Avola Sicilia 750ml

$52.96

The 2015 Sicilia Saia is a dark, plump and exuberant expression of Sicily's mighty Nero d'Avola grape. The wine offers a distinctive bouquet with dark cherry, wild fennel and toasted pistachio nut. This is a soft and nicely concentrated expression with a...

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Baglio Normanno 2018 Nero d'Avola 750ml

$22.52

[2016 vintage] The fruit is round and lush and flavoured with red plums and black cherries with a touch of tar and spice. Fresh, bright and ready to drink with chicken cacciatore pasta. Stock up. -- Anthony Gismondi, gismondionwine.com, 2018

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Planeta 2016 Etna Bianco 750ml

$43.39

Here's a wine that demonstrates the extreme versatility of Etna's Carricante grape. From lower-altitude vineyard sites where the grape tends to show softer and rounder fruit aromas, the 2016 Sicilia Spumante Bianco Metodo Classico Carricante Brut is a...

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Baglio Normanno 2017 Terre Siciliane Syrah 750ml

$22.52

[2016 vintage] Fresh, open, aromatic nose reminiscent of blackberries and blueberries, with a resiny liquorice undercurrent. There is a sweet fruit character throughout before a chocolate, peppery, slightly bitter finish kicks in. There a rusticity...

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Elios 2018 Rosso 750ml

$38.17

The Nero d'Avola "Modus Bibendi" from Elios is a Sicilian red wine with a full-bodied yet refreshing profile produced in the area between Alcamo and Camporeale, on the border between the provinces of Palermo and Trapani. It refines for 9 months in...

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Benanti 2017 Etna Bianco 750ml

$53.83

The 2017 Etna Bianco is a delicately perfumed and veiled expression of Carricante with soft mineral notes, white flower and easy peach or nectarine aromas. However, the true protagonist here are those carefully measured volcanic tones of ash and smoke...

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Miopasso Fiano 750ml

$25.13

The perfectly ripened grapes combine with crisp, citrus acidity, to give the wine a lovely balance. Fresh and floral with touches of honey, Miopasso Fiano is perfect chilled as an aperitif and wonderful with a plate of seafood.

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Planeta 2019 La Segreta Grillo 750ml

$28.60

Aromas of white spring flowers and tropical fruit lead the nose on this refreshing white. The crisp palate doles out pineapple, green melon and Meyer lemon alongside a tangy saline note suggesting oyster shell.  -- Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast,...

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Elios 2018 Bianco 750ml

$39.91

The Grillo "Modus Bibendi" from Elios is a Sicilian white wine from a vineyard located in the municipality of Camporeale, near Alcamo. It refines for about 7 months in stainless steel, in contact with the fine lees and explodes on the nose with a broad...

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Elios 2018 Bianco Macerato 750ml

$52.08

The Bianco Macerato Modus Bibendi by Elios is a white wine macerated on the skins coming from Alcamo and based on Grillo, Catarratto and Zibibbo grapes. It refines the fine lees in stainless steel vats for about 7 months and develops a full and balanced...

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Planeta 2016 Eruzione 1614 Carricante 750ml

$60.78

Vines for this wine are situated between 800 and 900 meters above sea level in the Mount Etna area of production.  This is an active Stratovolcano and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The 1614 refers to the longest lasting eruption on Etna...

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