Did you know that Sicilian wines are faboulous?

Sicily wine can be considered as a real continent. Just looking at the timing of the harvests, which began here in early August, in the most torrid and ends in November, on certain areas of Etna.

Julius Caesar praised Sicilian wine, but to the rest of us it’s long been thought of as swill.

Despite a pedigree dating back even to Phoenician and Greek times, Sicilian wines have underperformed.

However, recentlylocal varieties are giving fans great emotions.

Superb floral whites are produced around the city of Alcamo, in the north.

In the west, elegant Marsala is a fortified wine that rivals top sherries and ports.

The new generation of wine makers, especially located on Mount Etna, make award winning Bordeaux-style reds.

 

We recommend to try some of the following that we believe really good.

 

White wine:

Etna Bianco Superiore Pietramarina – Benanti (Viagrande – Catania)

Moscato Passito di pantelleria Bukkuram ( Marsala – Trapani)

Moscato Passito di Pantelleria Ferrandes (Isola di Pantelleria – Trapani)

Catarratto Porta del Vento (Camporeale- Palermo)

Bianco A’ puddara Fessina (Castiglione di Sicilia – Catania)

Marsala superiore Donna Franca riserva (Marsala- Trapani)

Red wines:
2010 Cerasuolo di Vittoria COS( Vittoria – Ragusa)

2011 Etna Rosso A’ Rina (Castiglione di Sicilia – Catania)

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Tasca d’Almerita (Sciafani Bagni – Palermo)

2011 Contrada Rampante (Castiglione di Sicilia – Catania)

2011 eruzione 1614 Nerello Planeta (Menfi – Agrigento)

2011 Eloro Nero d’Avola (Ispica – Ragusa)

Need help? where to buy wines, how to pair one of the wines listed with food or local recipes, contact us 🙂
Salute!