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Sicily

Sicily is an ideal location for wine production, a varied geography, reliable climate and multitude of native varieties. It's Italy's southernmost wine region and has one IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica), Terre Siciliane, covering the isle. Mount Etna thrusts itself forth, dominating the eastern landscape and the slopes nurture Etna DOC. Previously famed for dessert wines made from Muscat varieties and Marsala, Sicily is now famed for dry styles. 

Sicily is an ideal location for wine production, a varied geography, reliable climate and multitude of native varieties. It's Italy's southernmost wine region and has one IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica), Terre Siciliane, covering the isle. Mount Etna thrusts itself forth, dominating the eastern landscape and the slopes nurture Etna DOC. Previously famed for dessert wines made from Muscat varieties and... read more.

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Styles of Wine

Sicily produces the full range of wine styles, from sparkling to dessert and everything in between. Nero d'Avola is a relative newcomer to the island but makes a fair proportion of the Eloro DOC, of which there are a handful, and is now recognised as one of Italy's better indigenous red varieties. A large proportion of the Catarratto harvest is either exported to mainland Italy or used for Marsala production where this white grape's earthy aroma and ample alcohol can be tamed. 

Key Vines

For white varieties, Grillo, Catarratto and Muscat of Alexandria are the most planted. Important red varieties include Nero d'Avola and Frappato. 

Climate and Conditions

The Mediterranean climate bring mild & damp winters and dry, hot summers. Coastal areas benefit from sea breezes; reduceing rot and mildew threats, allowing for natural organic grape production conditions. Sicily's soils are varied, with basalt rich volcanic soils in the shadows of Mount Etna, chalk, clay and sand based gowing medians.

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  1. Fedele Bianco, Terre Siciliane, 2016

    Fedele Bianco, Terre Siciliane, 2016 75cl

    Fedele Bianco is an enjoyable, everyday drinking wine that offers intense aromas of both citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Perfect with seafood or as an aperitif.

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  2. Rupe Secca Grillo, Sicily, 2017

    Rupe Secca Grillo, Sicily, 2017 75cl

    An intensely aromatic dry white wine. Crisp and refreshing with lovely palate of tropical and citrus fruits. Perfect on its own or as an accompany to seafood.

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  3. Miopasso Fiano, SicilY

    Miopasso Fiano, Sicily, 2015 75cl

    Refreshingly crisp and gentle honey fragrance. Fresh citrus zest and yellow stone fruit flavours integrate gracefully.

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  4. Fedele Rosso, Terre Siciliane, 2016

    Fedele Rosso, Terre Siciliane, 2016 75cl

    Fedele Nero d'Avola has a wonderful structure, yet has soft tannins and is very approachable. Packed with red berry fruit flavours, it is ideal with red meat and tomato based pasta sauces.

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  5. Rupe Secca Nero d'Avola, Sicily, 2017

    Rupe Secca Nero d'Avola, Sicily, 2017 75cl

    Luscious plum aromas on both the nose and palate with hints of peppery spice reminiscent of an Aussie Shiraz.

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  6. Marsala Cucina Lombardo

    Marsala Cucina Lombardo (Cooking Marsala) 75cl

    Rich, dark and luscious, a favourite ingredient for Italian-style cooking.

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