Wines sicilian

Wines Sicilian

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.

Gaudensius Blanc de Noir Etna DOC Firriato
Gaudensius Blanc de Noir is a sparkling wine with a refined perlage, fine-grained, continuous and persistent, with a complex flavor and at the same time of rare elegance. The sparkling process takes place according to the "blanc de noir" method to enhance the organoleptic characteristics of Nerello Mascalese.
€17.50
Gaudensius Blanc de Blancs Firriato
Gaudensius Blanc de Blancs is a spumante produced according to the classic method employing white grapes of Carricante and Chardonnay: Carricante grapes are tipycal of the Etna volcano and grow in the Cavanera Etnea estate, while Chardonnay grapes express all the hilly features of a cru growing in the Borgo Guarine estate, within the Trapani countryside.
€17.50
Ceuso Custera
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Located a few kilometres from Alcamo in a soft hilly landscape, the family owned estate consists of 30 hectares, 25,5 of which are cultivated as vineyards. Only 8,5 hectares have been selected for producing CEUSO grapes.
Brut Metodo Classico Sicilia D.O.C. Planeta
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The Metodo Classico is produced from indigenous grapes cultivated in a climatically appropriate environment. Carricante harvested early and processed with the greatest care and the sage advice of Josef Reiterer. All the activities are undertaken manually for a brut which explores the black land of Etna.
€18.79
Passito di Noto Planeta
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Planeta’s Passito is the expression of our wish to produce modern wines which reflect the unique character of our lands. A very ancient wine which has been revived through a modern system of the passito process.
Ceuso Fastaia
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Located a few kilometres from Alcamo in a soft hilly landscape, the family owned estate consists of 30 hectares, 25,5 of which are cultivated as vineyards.
This international blend is named after the river which runs through the estate. The white clay found in the vineyards is the key to great maturation of the grapes and the elegant character of the final blends.
Moscato di Pantelleria Pellegrino
From the marvelous island of Pantelleria and from the best selection of Muscat of Alessandria grapes or Zibibbo here is an excellent sweet, light gold wine with an intense, elegant aroma. Ideal with dried fruit and as an after dinner wine
€9.49
Feudo dei Fiori Mandrarossa
Feudo dei Fiori di Mandrarossa is a Sicilian white wine, made from Vermentino, Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes. The white wine Feudo Dei Fiori has a very intense full-bodied fruit and brings as everywhere in Italy very fruity, sometimes bold white wines.
€10.00
Benuara Cusumano
In the Presti e Pegni estate in Monreale, where a small flower typical of the Mediterranean area grows, Nero d'Avola and Syrah quality grapes are cultivated. Their blending gives life to the Benuara, a wine with a strong body, a winy fragrance with the scent of wild fruits and a full-bodied taste.
€10.61
Spumante Brut Donnafugata
A classic method with surprising elegance, Donnafugata's Brut is characterized by a fine and intense bouquet with fragrances of bread crust and dried fruit. In the mouth it is harmonious, with a fine and persistent perlage.
€28.90
Fiano Mandrarossa
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Calcareous soils with the typical white stones, locally called “ciaca bianca”, afford the ideal conditions for fiano. The result is a wine that expresses an extraordinary balance of scents and minerality.

Merlot Cusumano
Cusumano Winery is spearheaded by two brothers whose value of artistic excellence and passion for meticulous detail, have driven them to create a bright explosion of modern, and innovative wines! The grapes in this wine are grown in clay-based soil throughout the rolling hills of Presti e Pegni. The spicy yet subtle flavors of this Merlot are appreciated most when paired with heavy pastas.
€8.50
Chenin Blanc Brut Mandrarossa
Made from Chenin Blanc grapes with the Charmat method, Chenin Blanc from Mandrarossa is a fresh, savory and elegant Brut with a long and persistent finish.
€10.40
Passito di Pantelleria Pellegrino
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Picking at the end of August and the successive drying of the grapes give this sweet wine its characteristic golden colour with amber reflections. In its intense persistent aroma you can recognise hints of apricot honey and dried figs. Best with fruit flans and hard cheeses.
Bianco di Nera Piu' Milazzo
Bianco di Nera Più di Milazzo is a sparkling Sicilian white wine. A particular winemaking process characterizes this "white" wine: the bunches of Inzolia are subjected to destemming and those of Nero Cappuccio are sent for gentle pressing. It is, therefore, a black grape vinified in white.
€13.00
Noà Cusumano
This is our humble yet determined challenge to the great wines of the world, a blend of Nero d'Avola grapes, the strong expression of our land, and Cabernet and Merlot grapes evoking the Atlantic coast of France. Vinified and refined separately in small French oak casks, the percentage of the blended grapes varies every year to express always their best.
€25.70
Tener Brut Banfi
Tener Brut comes from a blend composed of Sauvignon Blanc (over 50%) and Chardonnay grapes. With a round taste and character, it is a sparkling wine with intense and fruity aromas and flavors thanks to the Sauvignon Blanc grapes rarely destined for sparkling wines.
€7.00
Santannella Mandrarossa
Each varietal is harvested separately to ensure optimal ripening. Grapes are destemmed, crushed and the resultant must is rapidly chilled to 39°F on its way to the pneumatic presses. Some portions of the fruit are given skin contact in order to extract flavor and body.
€12.65
Angheli Donnafugata
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The elegant, large fruit bouquet offers aromas of finely accentuated cherries, blackberries and wild fruits. In the notes of cardamom, cocoa and licorice show background. A silky smooth, flowing over the tongue. This sensational wine at the international level was aged twelve months and four months in used barrels bottle.
€15.20
Sedara Donnafugata
A fresh and appealing red wine, with good structure and persistence. On the nose revels intense notes of red fruit on a background of spices and mineral notes.
€9.90
Duca Nero Duca di Salaparuta
In the Vajasindi estate, on the slopes of Etna, Duca Nero is born, the Pinot Nero sparkling with the Charmat method. It is an elegant, fresh vintage sparkling wine with a marked minerality thanks to the volcanic origin of the terroir.
€13.00
Tancredi Donnafugata
Elegance and balance in the glass! Well structured notes of licorice, cocoa, cherries and blueberries defy a sweet background and are also found on the palate. The Tancredi shows full, captivating and exceptionally resistant. Its aromas of wood are perfectly integrated, as well as the soft tannins.
€28.50
Vivo Spumante Classic Method Milazzo
Blend of Chardonnay and Inzolia grapes, Vivo from the Milazzo winery is a Classic Method Spumante fermented in the bottle, without disgorging, selected by chef Pino Cuttaia.
€35.00
Marsala Cremovo Mineo Pellegrino
This is a deep amber-coloured dessert Marsala, not unlike a sweet Pedro Ximenex in flavour profile. It's raisiny on the nose with a hint of cinnamon, lots of Christmas fruitcake flavours and a long, very moreish finish. Try it with a blue cheese or a ripe triple cream. 
(5/5) on 1 rating(s)
€7.00
Barbazzale Bianco Cottanera
Light straw yellow wine with greenish tints. The aroma is fresh and vegetable, with notes of broom and salt. The taste is fresh, lively and agreeable.
€6.84
Brut Crémant de Savoie Domaine Jean Vullien
Blend obtained by chardonnay, jacquère and altesse, the Brut Crémant de Savoie will enchant your aperitifs with a lot of freshness and simplicity. Chardonnay gives it substance and finesse. The jacquère and the Altesse gives it its typicity and originality.
€16.50
Hekate Feudo Arancio
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Hekate was the Greek Goddess who bestowed kindness and wealth. She also acted as a guardian of youth. From Sicily, the land of ancient history, divinity and hidden treasures, Feudo Arancio introduces its new Passito wine. The grapes are dried naturally until they become raisin-like making them highly concentrated with natural grape sugars.
Chiaramonte Nero D'Avola Firriato
Chiaramonte Nero d'Avola is the personification of Sicily's most important native grape variety - from its intense purple colour to its unmistakable character. Made from 100 % Nero d'Avola, the nose is a rush of black fruits and spices - the palate is extraordinary round and complete, with a completely natural and effortless balance of tannin and acidity, structure and lenght .

€9.70
Vecchio Florio Florio
Colour - amber-coloured with old gold highlights. Aroma - extremely fine with scents of raisins and vanilla. Flavour - warm and full, with an elegant finish of bitter almonds and raisins. 
€14.00
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Almerita Brut Tasca D'Almerita
Created for the friends of Count Giuseppe, Almerita Brut is a Sicilian brut sparkling wine obtained from Chardonnay grapes and produced according to the classic method and aged on the yeasts for 24 months. It has a fine and continuous perlage with a delicate creaminess on the palate.
€29.00
Targa Riserva 1840 Florio
Colour - bright amber colour with topaz highlights. Aroma - marked with clear scents of dates, apricots and stewed prunes. Flavour - full, warm, smooth and velvety with a fine finish of dried fruit. 
€16.45
Ribeca Firriato
The wine is a joyful blend of the vigorous and exuberant Nero d’Avola and the rare but decisive Perricone. The colour is a deep and intense ruby, and the seductive perfume is of exquisite red fruits, spices and summer woodlands. The taste is afascinating, rich and warm with soft and delicate tannins. 
€21.73
Anthìlia Donnafugata
Fresh and Mediterranean, Anthilia expresses a precise personality tied to fruity and floral, round and elegant sensations. A very versatile wine, ideal with fish and vegetarian first and second courses.
€9.90
Terre Arse Florio
Colour - old gold with golden highlights. Aroma - extremely fine with scents of bitter almonds and burnt honey. Flavour - dry, extraordinarily balanced with an aristocratic finish of vanilla and liquorice roots. 
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€17.00
Etna Rosso Firriato
Obtained from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes, Etna Rosso di Firriato is an enveloping, persistent Sicilian wine, with tannins of singular pleasantness and elegance. The extraordinary terroir of Etna gives it refinement and great personality.
€12.00
Jalé Cusumano
Made from Chardonnay grapes, Jalè di Cusumano is an aromatic and fruity wine. Jalé is a rich, full bodied Chardonnay with tropical notes of honey dew melon and ripe peaches and toasty oaky notes.
€18.90