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Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Grillo 2013 Product #28767 (In Stock)
Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Grillo 2013 Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Grillo 2013

Here's a terrific interpretation of Sicily's unique white wine grape, Grillo.  The relatively low acidity of Grillo plus Sicily's burning heat can give wines like heavy, thick, texture, too much alcohol, and more than touch of brown fruit oxidization.  But, when it's planted at altitude, kept to reasonable yields, and given a careful fermentation and aging, Grillo can turn into just about the perfect seafood wine.

That's what happened in this fine example from Sicily's Firriato, a relatively young winery that's moving from strength-to-strength.  Their 2013 Grillo offers up pretty aromas and flavors of lemon zest, orange blossom, and grilled pineapple. A round, medium-bodied, wine with plenty of citrusy snap on the finish and just a hint of saline minerality.  Delicious on its own and a great match for grilled or fried calamari!

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Firriato Altavilla Cabernet Sauvignon Sicily 2012 Product #28768 (In Stock)
Firriato Altavilla Cabernet Sauvignon Sicily 2012 Firriato Altavilla Cabernet Sauvignon Sicily 2012

This wine from the very skilled folks at Sicily's Firriato used to be a blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Nero d'Avola - and that was plenty of juicy fun.  But, it turns out that their Cabernet didn't really need any help from Nero,  or at least that's what you'll conclude when you taste this delicious bottle of Cab Sauv that just happens to be from Sicily.  Big aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, black currant, black raspberry, and accents of fresh herb and spice run through this generous wine.  Plenty of warm-climate Cabernet flavor (think Paso Robles) but also a juicy, fresh, mouthwatering Italian structure and freshness.  This will be great with lean steaks, burgers, or grilled mushrooms - and a great value, too!

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Firriato Chiaramonte Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane 2012 Product #28916 (In Stock)
Firriato Chiaramonte Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane 2012 Firriato Chiaramonte Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane 2012

Don't let the new label fool you - the new vintage of Chiramonte Nero d'Avola is as delicious as ever!  This juicy, black-fruited, slightly modern take on Sicily’s Nero d’Avola grape has been one of our top selling Italian reds for years now.

The grape is Nero d’Avola, Sicily’s best-known red varietal and one that’s prone to making rustic, pruny, wines that lack a little freshness.  Not here!  Winemaker Giuseppe Pellegrino picks his fruit ripe but not over-ripe, gives it a cool fermentation and then ages a portion of the young wine for 6 months in mostly used barrels.  The result is a lithe and fresh Nero d’Avola, full of dark black cherry and black plum fruit, hints of licorice root and spice, and a zingy squirt of citrusy acidity.  It’s a fun wine to just sip on (takes a chill nicely), but really sings with backyard cookout food or pasta with roasted tomatoes.  Very fine value.

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Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012 Product #29059 (In Stock)
Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012 Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Syrah 2012

Sicily's Firriato used to blend this Syrah into their Cabernet Sauvignon, but the wines were just too good on their own to mix up that way any longer!  This 100% Syrah has a definite "New World" bent, with lush blackberry and blueberry fruit and accents of leather and fine French oak spice.  The minerality and smoky notes suggest the Northern Rhone, but the bright, refreshing, acids say "Italy" loud and clear.  Luxurious, mouthwatering, and very long, this makes a great choice for rich dinners or even just sipping.

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