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Alcesti Nero d'Avola 2013 Product #30395 (In Stock)
Alcesti Nero d'Avola 2013 Alcesti Nero d'Avola 2013

Nero d'Avola, the main red grape of sunny Sicily, can get a little over the top, but here's proof that it can be fresh, vibrant, and fun to drink, too!  Attractive aromas of red berry and dried strawberry get just a touch of warm spice complexity.  On the palate it's juicy and refreshing, with dried blackberry and black cherry fruit and a touch of warm plum tart.  The bright finish makes this fun to just sip and a nice match for swordfish, poultry, or even lamb.

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Alcesti Grillo 2014 Product #30561 (In Stock)
Alcesti Grillo 2014 Alcesti Grillo 2014

The Alcesti family have been making wine in Sicily's Marsala region since the 1800s.  Their Grillo is a fresh and zesty version of Sicily's most important native white grape. It's round, fleshy, and generous with it's pineapple, golden apple, and candied citrus peel aromas and flavors with just the right nuance of fennel and fresh almond.  A great sipper and fine match with fresh fish and salads.

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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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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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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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Poggio Anima Grillo Uriel 2014 Product #30716 (In Stock)
Poggio Anima Grillo Uriel 2014 Poggio Anima Grillo Uriel 2014

Grillo is the main grape for Marsala, but it really shines as a dry white wine in the sunny climate of Sicily.  You'll find big ripe pineapple and stone fruit at the wine's core with zesty minerality and freshness and a touch of green apple and fennel frond on the finish.  Uriel is the archangel of repentance, and we have no idea what it has to do with this delicious Sicilian Grillo - perhaps you'll need to repent for passing it up?

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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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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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