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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!

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
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Colosi Nero D' Avola Sicilia 2013 Product #28960 (In Stock)

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.

Regular Price (1) Price : $17.99/ea
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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.

Regular Price (1) Price : $21.99/ea
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