Sicily, Italy

Cantine Colosi

Sicilia Nero d'Avola 2019

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8.9

The 2019 Nero d'Avola from Colosi wafts up with a dark, alluring bouquet of crushed rocks, peppery herbs and black currants. Its silky textures are complemented by mineral-tinged, sweet wild berries with zesty acids. Shades of lavender define the finale. $15.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2021) — 9 hours ago

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Tenuta Di Castellaro

Bianco Pomice Sicilia IGT White Blend 2017

I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I do, for some reason. Anyway, this is excellent. Very fragrant (with air), showing intense sweet hay, meadow flowers, ginger ale notes, crisp pear, and crushed stone. Intense in the mouth too, but with a weightlessness that is very appealing. Long, minerally, bone dry finish with an almost Muscadet-like quinine thing at the end. — 18 days ago

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Ippolito

Mare Chiaro Cirò Bianco White Blend

The label says this is 100% Greco Blanco, not a blend. It has an intense honey-sweet fruit aroma. Then it is so tropical and fruity you are transported to a Caribbean island. This is pool wine and deck wine and I think it would also go with spicy food or fish. I love it but it’s almost too sweet! — 23 minutes ago

Tasca D'Almerita

Tenuta Regaleali Cavalllo delle Fate Grillo 2018

Ming L
9.1

My first Grillo.

Underripe peach, green apple, key lime, honeysuckle, touch of green vegetable, and hint of white flower. Medium to full body is nicely textured with bracing acidity. Long saline mineral finish. To me this is like a hybrid of Chablis and Gruner. Lovey!
— 4 days ago

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Giotto Bini

Serragghia Fanino Catarratto e Pignatello 2019

Totally packed with aromas of rose petals, red berries and stone fruit. Very few wines are this intense and floral. — 9 days ago

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Planeta

Sicilia IGT Chardonnay 2018

Planeta always delivers a quality Chardonnay! Tropical fruits, pineapple acidity, buttery fat. Well done and a nice start of the week! — 14 days ago

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Graci

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2017

2021 winter. With the prices for many single-vineyard wines surging ever higher, it’s a good thing there are lots of good “standard” bottlings too. Dark stone, black cherry and all that. — 7 days ago

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Caruso & Minini

Terre Siciliane Perricone

Barely breaking the top 20 of grape varieties found in Sicily (also the only place Perricone is found to my knowledge), single variety Perricone isn’t exactly available in abundance, which is a shame because it’s a juicy delight. Tart black cherry is the dominant note. Also black currant, licorice, blueberries, violet with a touch of dried herbs / medicinal / savory quality on the back palate. Medium bodied. Well integrated tannins. Ebullient. Organically farmed. Terrier approved. — 17 days ago

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Gulfi

Nero Bufaleffj Nero d'Avola 2005

Sultry vibe. Fruit like a kiss with red lipstick. Tawny port, raisins, dank florals and masses of dark energy like a flash of lightning at night. But this is not too extracted and very light in the mouth with bright acid. Way more elegant and silky than any Nero I’ve tried. Underneath the fruity/floral is a musky, sexy, earthy quality, a red clay earthiness, like the scent from the forest floor of some very specific, very remote place. Revelatory. — 19 days ago

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ESF

ESF

Interesting- this sounds great, I’ve had quite a bit of Nero d’Avola and i never found it age worthy or this bad ass?! Cheers
Josh Morgenthau

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@ESF highly recommended! This along with a few other single vineyard crus by Gulfi and Feudo Montoni are really in a class of their own. Old vines and high elevations (up to 600m for Gulfi’s top cru) really transform the way the variety expresses itself.

Bonavita

Faro Nerello Blend 2016

Transparent ruby. Perfume of red berries, roses and tart cherry fruit. Crunchy. A touch of cherry lozenge, some fine black pepper. Medium to light weight body. This is just great, so fresh and so clean. — 4 days ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Great find mate, that's delicious!