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Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Grillo 2014 Product #30431 (In Stock)
Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Grillo 2014 Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Grillo 2014

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 Chiaramonte Nero D'avola Terre Siciliane 2013 Product #30409 (In Stock)
Firriato Chiaramonte Nero D'avola Terre Siciliane 2013 Firriato Chiaramonte Nero D'avola Terre Siciliane 2013

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 Etna Rosso Le Sabbie Dell' Etna 2013 Product #30338 (In Stock)
Firriato Etna Rosso Le Sabbie Dell' Etna 2013 Firriato Etna Rosso Le Sabbie Dell' Etna 2013

A classic Mt. Etna blend of 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio that smells just great with bold dark cherry, lush raspberry complicated by a lash of wood spice.  The spice comes up front on the palate with generous dark fruit, roasted coffee, and smoky minerality underneath.  You can practically taste the volcano here, but the wood and structure don't dominate the rich, ripe, fruit.  Enjoy with lamb, marbled steak, or salami!

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