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Tenuta Rapitala Grillo Sicilia 2014 Product #31217 (In Stock)
Tenuta Rapitala Grillo Sicilia 2014 Tenuta Rapitala Grillo Sicilia 2014

Grillo is Sicily's best native white wine grape, but it's tendency to oxidize and success in fortified Marsala meant that it was slow to gain international recognition.  Rapitala's is clean, fruit-filled, and delicious.  Big aromas and flavors of white peach, ripe apricot, and a hint of grapefruit zest get lift from juicy acids and complexity from a touch of dusty mineral.  Lip-smacking and satisfying, it's a great sipper and fine match to any seafood or salad!

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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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Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero d'Avola 2015 Product #31203 (In Stock)
Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero d'Avola 2015 Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero d'Avola 2015

One of the most encouraging developments in Sicilian wine is how much fresher and more drinkably delicious Nero d'Avola is getting.  Here's a great example from the southeastern mountains, where cool nights lock in acidity to balance Nero's bold black fruit.  Dark plum, blackberry, and black cherry fruit hold center stage with a bit of cranberry on entry and roasted strawberry on the back.  The lightly chewy finish makes you long for a nice bite of lamb!

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Tenuta Rapitala Nero d'Avola Sicilia Alto 2013 Product #31216 (In Stock)
Tenuta Rapitala Nero d'Avola Sicilia Alto 2013 Tenuta Rapitala Nero d'Avola Sicilia Alto 2013

From a vineyard perched at 1,500 feet, this is Nero ripened perfectly under Sicily's generous sunshine but kept fresh by cool nights and breezes.  Pillowy in texture with generous spice, baked strawberry and black cherry flavors that really pop on the firm, fresh, finish.  This is really fun to drink.

"Tenuta Rapitalà's 2013 Sicilia Nero d'Avola Alto is a darkly concentrated red wine with a pretty bouquet of dark fruit, plum, spice, tobacco and toasted spice. This is a bold and brooding Sicilian wine with evident oak notes that add extra softness and aromatic intensity. There is a slightly gritty quality to the tannins but otherwise the wine offers bold lines and juicy dark fruit flavors. It is extra succulent, rich and well suited for near term drinking."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Intorcia "1980" Marsala Superiore Riserva NV (375ml) Product #30701 (In Stock)
Intorcia Intorcia

Founded in 1930, Intorrcia is in the heart of Sicily's Marsala region and makes outstanding sweet and dry examples of the area's most famous wine.  This wine, from a solera established in 1980, is in-between the two, offering toasted nut, caramel, and dried fig aromas and flavors before finishing crisp and dry.  You can certainly cook with it, but try it (with or without ice) with olives and salty nuts for a fine treat!

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