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Fondo Antico I Versi Bianco 2014 Product #29582 (In Stock)
Fondo Antico I Versi Bianco 2014 Fondo Antico I Versi Bianco 2014

Equal parts Grecanico, Inzolia and Grillo from Sicily, this delivers the richness you'd expect from warm Sicily with plenty of citrusy acidity to keep things fresh.  Delivers loads of pineapple, peach, pear and apple fruit with a big squirt of lemony acids and a touch of seashell minerality.  The texture is creamy and round, with no hard edges, but the real story here is the juicy fresh fruit and zesty finish.  A fine alternative to both Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc!

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Feudi Branciforti Dei Bordonaro Nero d'Avola 2013 Product #29515 (In Stock)
Feudi Branciforti Dei Bordonaro Nero d'Avola 2013 Feudi Branciforti Dei Bordonaro Nero d'Avola 2013

If you've enjoyed Firriato's Chiramonte Nero d'Avola over the years, then check out this new project from the hills of Sicily's Trapani region.  It's one of the most pure, delicious, Nero d'Avola wines we've run across in years - especially at this price!  Generous aromas of spiced black fruit and tar lead to juicy, focused, flavors of roasted raspberry, black plum, spice, and warm earth. The dark, rich, flavors stay wonderfully fresh as a note of tangy cherry juice  provides lift and fine, light, tannins give support.  The black fruit, spice, and tar notes linger nicely and draw you back for another sip.  Great with anything roasted or grilled or just to enjoy on its own.

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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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Santa Tresa Cerasuolo Di Vittoria 2012 Product #29642 (In Stock)
Santa Tresa Cerasuolo Di Vittoria 2012 Santa Tresa Cerasuolo Di Vittoria 2012

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is Sicily's only DOCG - Italy's highest quality designation for a region - and made its reputation on blending gutsy, black fruited, Nero d'Avola with lighter, fresher, Frappato.  "Cerasuolo" means "cherry-like," and you'll find plenty of that here in a vibrant, juicy, and fun to drink red for almost any food.  Suckling's 91 point review for the 2011 fits here as well. "This has a wonderful intensity of cherry and berry fruit with dried strawberry character. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a clean finish."

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Colosi Nero D' Avola Sicilia 2013 Product #28960 (In Stock)
Colosi Nero D' Avola Sicilia 2013 Colosi Nero D' Avola Sicilia 2013

As Wine Advocate says, "it is hard to argue with the quality Colosi puts into the bottle at these prices." This is a fresh, bright, style of Sicily's Nero d'Avola that will make a super sipper or party wine (and will shine with richer meats and pasta, too!).  Bright aromas of red plum, blackberry, and fresh, savory, herb.  Hearty and ripe, but still juicy and fresh, in the mouth with loads of sweet blackberry and boysenberry fruit and a touch of earthy tar.  Mouthfilling deliciousness here that will explode with Lebanese or Moroccan food.

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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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Firriato Etna Rosso Le Sabbie Dell' Etna 2012 Product #29785 (In Stock)
Firriato Etna Rosso Le Sabbie Dell' Etna 2012 Firriato Etna Rosso Le Sabbie Dell' Etna 2012

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!

"Lightly juicy, with smoky tar and bacon fat accents, showing hints of dried cherry, rose petal, dried marjoram and ground spice. Light- to medium-bodied and a bit chewy on the finish. Needs salumi or grilled meat to shine. Drink now through 2019."Wine Spectator 88 points

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Feudi Del Pisciotto Versace Nero D' Avola 2012 Product #29710 (In Stock)
Feudi Del Pisciotto Versace Nero D' Avola 2012 Feudi Del Pisciotto Versace Nero D' Avola 2012

A super-ripe, extracted, and lavishly oaked take on Nero d'Avola with a label created by fashion house Versace.  Despite that, hangs together nicely.  For steak.

"A suave and expressive red, with a silky mouthfeel and bright acidity framing the juicy black cherry and ripe raspberry fruit. Enticing accents of oak spice linger on the mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2024."Wine Spectator 91 points

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