By Patrizia R. (Robecco Sul Naviglio, Italy) on 18 Dec. 2019 :
By Maria Tindara C. (Roma, Italy) on 12 Nov. 2019 :
By Maria Tindara C. (Roma, Italy) on 12 Nov. 2019 :
Many grapes are made into raisins, used in local cooking, and Sicilian grapes also play a large role in creating dessert wines, which require a higher concentration of grapes and are consumed in smaller quantities. In fact, in the world of international wine, Sicily is renowned for the many outstanding dessert wines, such as the world-famous Mar...
Many grapes are made into raisins, used in local cooking, and Sicilian grapes also play a large role in creating dessert wines, which require a higher concentration of grapes and are consumed in smaller quantities. In fact, in the world of international wine, Sicily is renowned for the many outstanding dessert wines, such as the world-famous Marsala, Moscato di Pantelleria & Malvasia delle Lipari.
The traditional varieties cultivated on the island include: red grape varieties such as Nero d'Avola (today experiencing a significant renaissance in the market), Nerello Cappuccio and Mascalese, Carricante, Nocera, Perricone and Frappato; white grape varieties such as Catarratto, Grecanico, Grillo, Inzolia, Malvasia delle Lipari and Zibibbo or Moscato.
In addition to the traditional varieties listed above, today there are numerous non-traditional varieties grown on the island which include: red varieties such as Cabernet-Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Merlot; white varieties such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Muller Thurgau and Sauvignon blanc.
Sicily magical place, where the scents, the colors, the flavors of a unique land dance with life, envelop you in an irresistible and inebriating atmosphere. Centuries of delicacies to be tasted slowly.
Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s oldest native grape and rightly deserving of the high acclaim which it now receives.
Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio are smaller players amongst Sicily’s leading red grapes but are key natives around Mount Etna. The two are blended to create Etna Rosso.
Cerasuolo di Vittoria, which blends Frappato and Nero d’Avola, is more famous in the south east around Ragusa.
Other red grapes include Calabrese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah (originally from southern France).
Far from being stuck in the past, however, Sicily also holds its own with exciting blends, such as the traditional Chardonnay varietal with natives Grillo, Inzolia, Cataratto, Grecanico. White wines stand out for freshness, minerality and aromatic complexity.
Sicily produces some excellent sweet wines, of which the most famous is the Moscato di Pantelleria, made from Zibbibo, and the Moscato di Siracusa, made from the white Muscat grape. The sweet Malvasia wine is produced on the island of Lipari. Made from grapes with high sugar content, dessert wines have experienced a resurgence in popularity thanks to modern cuisine. Usually served as a digestive, dessert wines also go splendidly with certain main dishes and entrées.
This popular Italian sparkling wine is dry and crisp on the palate and a super wine for aperitif or for that special celebration. The base wines of a Classic Method sparkling wine are made from all or some of the following grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier which last grape variety in Italy is generally replaced by different grapes, such as Pinot Blanc (as far as Italian Classic Method spumante is concerned).
Our Rosè, fresh and fruity, embodies all the feelings of a Sicilian summer. Its colour is that of a summer sunset. The fresh aroma of strawberries make it a marvellously friendly and easy to drink wine in good company, as an aperitif with tapas, fried fish, fresh salads or just with fresh fruit.
We select some excellent Italian wine such as Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino Tuscan Company Castiglione del Bosco, made famous by the sangiovese. The Maremma region is represented by the Morellino di Scansano and Chianti Classico. Ending with the Veneto region represented by Amarone della Valpolicella and Lugana Reserve Zenato and could not miss the Pinot Grigio Volpe Pasini.
We begin our selection of international wines with the wines of Bordeaux and one of the most famous Bordeaux wine areas, Saint-Émilion.
The three main grape varieties with which Bordeaux red wines are produced are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Among the less famous Bordeaux white wines than the reds, we offer a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grapes.
VINESTOCK USED: three different Chardonnay clones, white Pinot and a very small amount of White from black-skinned grapes. HARVESTING: carried out by hand, just when the technical experts say it’s the right time to make the best sparkling wine base. The grapes are placed in 14kg plastic containers, sterilised with hot water jets after each usage.
Il Frappato stems from a dream which I had when I was a girl to make a wine that knows the land that I work, the air I breath, and my own thoughts. It is bitter, bloody and elegant. That is Vittoria and the Iblei Mountains. It is the wine that most resembles me, brave, original and rebellious. But not only.
Is a synthesis of the Tenuta’s philosophy, expressing with its strong personality the uniqueness of the area. The selection of the grapes from the most celebrated vine parcels, the vinification techniques which enhance its typicity and the prestigious bottle with the relief of the ancient noble coat of arms of the Bernard de la Gatinais family make Grand...
Grotte alte is a territory: the limestone ridges on which Vittoria, my hometown stands. But it is also a wine, my Cerasuolo Di Vittoria, the result of Frappato and Nero d’Avola grapes, the summary of my Sicily. It is a mediterranean wine that preserves the taste of the sea and all the air and the Iblei Mountains thermal excursions.
Kaid Sauvignon is the perfect combination between varietal notes and peculiarities of territory. It was born from the vineyards planted in 2004 at 450 meters above sea level, in a clay and sandy soil. It’s an elegant and refined wine that will charm you with its inexhaustible weaving and its enveloping energy. You will love its saltiness and its enjoyable...
Syrah is considered the most “Sicilian” among the international vine varieties. Already implanted in 1989, in Contrada Mandranova, it has wonderfully adapted to the local climatic conditions. Outstanding by nature and very pleasing to the palate, Kaid Syrah is a powerful and complex wine which marries exuberance, silkiness and exceptional intensity.
Grape Variety: Traminer aromatico (90%), Sauvignon Blanc (10%) Quality Indication: Bianco - Terre Siciliane IGPAlcohol: 13,5% vol.Food matching: vegetables and cheese startersi. Perfect with fish. To be served cold(12°-15°)