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A mere generation ago, there mightn't have been much to say here about Sicilian wine.  Apart from Marsala, the reds were mostly sold in bulk to fatten up pale wines from cooler European vintages, or lost in the production of vermouth somewhere. 

But with it's special place at the confluence of Mediterranean and North African cultures, there's been a modern day renaissance in wine and food here that is nothing short of a remarkable.  Australians have an affinity for this blend of warm Mediterranean climate, migrant culture and vibrant food.  Sicily just makes sense. 

Red or white?
Red production is dominated by Nero d'Avola, grown in most regions across the island. Ranging  from juicy medium bodied cherry fruited styles blended with the lighter Frappato, to sturdy dark, structured and plummy numbers that will appeal to Shiraz lovers.

Nerello Mascalese is exciting for its structured, fragrant and tannic wines, coming on high from the steep volcanic slopes of the still very active Mount Etna.  

Surprisingly, there's also plenty of white planted here, chief among them Carricante. Distinctively refreshing with notes of smoke, cut herbs and lemon tonic. 

Grapes
Carricante, Grillo, Nero d'Avola, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese

Favourite Producers
Occhipinti, COS, Terre Nere, Tenuta Aglaea, Feudo Montoni, Planeta, De Bartoli, Girolamo Russo, Passopisciaro


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  1. Sensale Grillo 2020
    Sensale Grillo 2020
    IF you don't know it Grillo is a native to the island of Sicily and the Sensale bottling from Cantine Europa has to be one of the best value options around. The wine comes from the western part of the island and is made without any use of oak and is deliberately styled for early and easy drinking.

    Notes of citrus, pear and stone fruits open with a bit of sea-spray action that lends a slightly salty twang to both the nose and pallet. There is definitely a bit of flesh and punchy fruit with citrus to the fore followed by a little stone fruit and minerally hit. We love the way the fruit and savoury clip play off each other in the mouth and just a little hint of bitterness make this the perfect pairing to Mediterranean seafood. Mwah!
    2020
    Grillo
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $14.40 Regular Price $18.00
  2. Vicoletto Scicilia Catarratto Bianco 2020
    Vicoletto Scicilia Catarratto Bianco 2020

    Made from Catarratto, a native grape to Sicily, which is cultivated in the northwestern part of the island. The soils are clay and sand, and the climate is very windy, cool, and dry. Small yields and dedicated winemaking combine to produce a wine that is fresh, versatile and enjoyable.

    The vivacity of Sicilian citrus and a hint of pineapple capture your attention, and a luscious texture typical of catarratto makes it perfect to match with seafood. Unfiltered, unfined, vegan, low sulphite.

    2020
    Carricante
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $14.40 Regular Price $18.00
  3. Poggio Anima Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Samael 2018
    Poggio Anima Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Samael 2018

    Poggio Anima is a joint venture between one of Tuscany's rising stars, Riccardo Campinoti of Le Ragnaie in Montalcino, and his U.S.A. importer Ronnie Sanders of Vine Street Imports. The Poggio Anima concept is straightforward: to source great vineyards from existing relationships and produce real wines which convey the ‘soul’ (anima) of each site and each grape variety. The wines are not ‘bulk’ wines or leftover juice, but rather they are the result of long-standing relationships with respected growers throughout Italy.

    Poggio Anima are real wines, from real places, made by real people.

    Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Spicy red currant aromas intermix with earth, dried herbs and hints of tobacco. Medium bodied, savoury dark cherry and ripe red currant flavours meld into cedary tobacco and spicy dried herb characters with lovely, fresh acidity. PWS

    2018
    Montepulciano
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $16.00 Regular Price $20.00
  4. Poggio Anima Primitivo Salento Lilith 2018
    Poggio Anima Primitivo Salento Lilith 2018
    Poggio Anima is a joint venture between one of Tuscany's rising stars, Riccardo Campinoti of Le Ragnaie in Montalcino, and his U.S.A. importer Ronnie Sanders of Vine Street Imports. The Poggio Anima concept is straightforward: to source great vineyards from existing relationships and produce real wines which convey the ‘soul’ (anima) of each site and each grape variety.

    The wines are not ‘bulk’ wines or leftover juice, but rather they are the result of long-standing relationships with respected growers throughout Italy. In packaging the Poggio Anima wines, Ronnie and Riccardo wanted to focus on the omnipresent dichotomy in the world between good and evil, and the everyday quest for balance in all things, including wine! The Eastern ideology of Yin Yang is the core of this ‘balance’ in the Poggio Anima concept. Poggio Anima are real wines, from real places, made by real people.

    Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a dark red hue. Spicy red currant aromas intermix with earth, dried herbs and hints of tobacco. Medium bodied, savoury dark cherry and ripe red currant flavours meld into cedary tobacco and spicy dried herb characters with lovely, fresh acidity. PWS
    2018
    Red
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $16.00 Regular Price $20.00
  5. Colomba Bianca Nero d'Avola Resilience 2018
    Colomba Bianca Nero d'Avola Resilience 2018

    Colomba Bianca is a Sicilian Vine Growers Cooperative located in Western Sicily, Italy. It was founded in 1970 and today is one of the biggest Sicilian Cooperative.

    The company today, can count on 2500 partners and extends along 7500 hectars of vineyards with 5 wineries distributed in the whole territory. The vineyards can be found in areas which benefit of a vast pedoclimatic diversity, from the low coastal areas up to an altitude of 600 metres above sea level: chalky, clay and sandy soils.

    Combo of ripe dark, morello cherries intermixed with wild strawberries and raspberries, hints of orange peel and oriental spices. Ripe fleshy mouthfeel with velvet smooth tannins that melt away into vanilla, coffee and cocoa. Mouth-filling and warm with spicy hints of pepper on the finish. Remains nicely vibrant and fresh despite some of its more broody looking tasting notes.

    2018
    Nero d'Avola
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $27.20 Regular Price $34.00
  6. Feudo Montoni Grillo Timpa 2020
    Feudo Montoni Grillo Timpa 2020
    The 2020 Grillo Timpa is stunning, wafting up with exotic florals and citrus tones, as a more defined bouquet of tangerine, kiwi and candied ginger evolves with time in the glass. It fills the palate with silky waves of ripe tropical fruits, all kept in check through vibrant acidity and a twang of sour lime toward the close. Pineapple mingles with mango and papaya through the long, tension-filled finale, leaving the senses completely refreshed and aching for another sip. ERIC GUIDO, Vinous
    2019
    Grillo
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $32.80 Regular Price $41.00
  7. Aldo Viola Terre Siciliane Syrah "Guarini" 2013
    Aldo Viola Terre Siciliane Syrah "Guarini" 2013
    Yes, of course, I know: starting with a syrah from North-West Sicily could sound a bit provoking after all, with all those South-East Australian shirazes you guys have down under there… but I do like challenges, and Aldo Viola is by far the Rhôniest  of all Italian attempts at this beautiful grape - zero sulphites added, freshness, crispiness, graphite, and a touch of madness. The entry level wine (label with ladybird and green leaf) is matured in stainless steel vats only, whereas the "Plus" version is aged in French oak tonneaux (Aldo's training as both winedrinker and winemaker was heavily inspired by Southern France style, he actually got his vine cuttings in Tain l'Hermitage…). TABARRO
    2013
    shiraz
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $36.00 Regular Price $45.00
  8. Terre Nere Etna Rosato 2020
    Terre Nere Etna Rosato 2020
    The 2020 Etna Rosato lifts up wonderfully fresh and perfumed, offering notes of sweet peach and white smoke backed by honeyed florals and wedges of candied lime. It's silky-smooth and round yet spry, washing nuances of ripe pear and nectarine across a core of saturating saline-minerality. There's simply so much going on here for a Rosato as the 2020 punches well above its class, finishing incredibly long yet juicy, and fizzling out to hints of sour citrus and cheek-puckering green apple. ERIC GUIDO
    2020
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $46.40 Regular Price $58.00
  9. Pietradolce Etna Rosso Rampante 2018
    Pietradolce Etna Rosso Rampante 2018
    Aromas of rose, exotic spice and wild berry shape the nose on this fragrant red, along with whiffs of moist earth and leather. The linear, vibrant palate features Marasca cherry, licorice and a hint of espresso alongside racy acidity and close-grained tannins that leave a drying finish. Drink 2022–2028. KERIN O’KEEFE, Wine Enthusiast
    2018
    Nerello Mascalese
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $65.60 Regular Price $82.00
  10. Pietradolce Etna Rosso Archineri 2018
    Pietradolce Etna Rosso Archineri 2018
    Aromas of woodland berry, Mediterranean scrub, camphor and oak-driven spice shape the nose on this fragrant red. On the tight palate, firm acidity accompanies raspberry jam, orange zest, vanilla and licorice. Firm, grainy tannins leave a puckering, drying close. Give the tannins a few years more years to relax a bit then drink. KERIN O’KEEFE, Wine Enthusiast
    2018
    Nerello Mascalese
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $65.60 Regular Price $82.00
  11. Passopisciaro Contrada Porcaria 2014
    Passopisciaro Contrada Porcaria 2014
    Good bright ruby-red. Very pure, super-ripe aromas of dark cherry, smoked beef, mocha and menthol. Rich, ripe and sweet on the palate, offering chewy dark fruit, red cherry jam and blood orange nectar flavors. Finishes big and meaty, delivering serious but fine-grained tannins and very good length. This decidedly opulent, plush wine has a super-ripe, air-dried quality to it and will be a big favorite of those who like Amarone and similarly styled wines. Mainly Nerello Mascalese. IAN D'AGATA, Vinous Media
    2014
    Nerello Mascalese
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $124.00 Regular Price $155.00
  12. Passopisciaro Contrada Porcaria 2017
    Passopisciaro Contrada Porcaria 2017
    Showing volume and generosity in terms of its aromatic delivery, the 2017 Contrada P is a mid-weight expression with forthcoming and immediate fruit aromas. Fruit is sourced from the Contrada Porcaria. The wine holds nothing back and instead delivers wild rose, cassis, aniseed and licorice. I love the carefree intensity and honesty with which this wine presents itself. There is a very subtle note of crushed white pepper on the close. MOINCA LARNER, Wine Advocate

    Wild cherry, crushed mint, forest floor and graphite aromas shape the nose on this gorgeous wine along with an earthy whiff of new leather. It's full bodied and elegantly structured, doling out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and flinty mineral alongside enveloping, velvety tannins. (97) KERIN O'KEEFE, Wine Enthusiast
    2017
    Nerello Mascalese
    Italy
    482
    Special Price $124.00 Regular Price $155.00
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