Sicily Wine Alphabetical Listing from free list Part III from G to Z

Sicily Alphabetical Listing from free list Part II of WineSpectator.com

Issue: October 31, 2014

These wines were tasted for the Sicily report in the October 31, 2014, issue of Wine Spectator magazine.

WINE SCORE

       

PRICE

GULFI
Sicilia Nerobaronj 2010 90 $55
Sicilia Nerobaronj 2009 91 $50
Sicilia Nerobufaleffj 2009 91 $55
Sicilia Nerobufaleffj 2008 92 $50
Sicilia Nerojbleo 2010 88 $27
Sicilia Neromàccarj 2009 90 $50
Sicilia Nerosanlore’ 2009 90 $55
Sicilia Reseca 2008 88 $55
CANTINE GULINO
Albanello Terre Siciliane Pretiosa 2012 88 $19
Insolia-Fiano Terre Siciliane Fania 2012 87 $16
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Drus 2011 90 $28
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Drus 2010 90 $28
Syrah-Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Fanus 2012 85 $16
CARLO HAUNER
Salina 2012 82 $20
Salina White 2013 84 $18
Salina White Carlo Hauner 2012 83 $18
Terre Siciliane Hierà 2012 85 $21
Terre Siciliane Rosé Hierà 2013 83 $23
TENUTA MACONI
Frappato Sicilia Rosato Antùra 2011 86 $16
Frappato Sicilia Rosso Dirillo 2010 82 $16
Sicilia White Akatè 2011 86 $16
MANENTI
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2012 87 $24
Nero d’Avola Sicilia 2011 88 $27
CANTINE FRANCESCO MININI
Cabernet Sauvignon Terre Siciliane Villa Pozzi 2012 82 $10
Cabernet Sauvignon Terre Siciliane Villa Pozzi 2013 84 $10
Merlot Terre Siciliane Villa Pozzi 2012 83 $10
Merlot Terre Siciliane Villa Pozzi 2013 87 $10
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Villa Pozzi 2012 84 $10
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Villa Pozzi 2013 87 $10
Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane Villa Pozzi 2012 83 $10
Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane Villa Pozzi 2013 83 $10
MORGANTE
Bianco di Morgante 2013 85 $18
Nero d’Avola Sicilia 2012 88 $18
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Don Antonio 2011 91 $42
ARIANNA OCCHIPINTI
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Grotte Alte 2008 92 $75
Frappato Sicilia 2012 90 $42
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Siccagno 2011 89 $42
Nero d’Avola-Frappato Terre Siciliane SP68 2013 88 $28
Terre Siciliane White SP68 2013 89 $28
PASSOPISCIARO
Sicilia 2011 88 $41
Sicilia Contrada C 2011 90 $54
Sicilia Contrada G 2011 92 $57
Sicilia Contrada P 2011 92 $60
Sicilia Contrada R 2011 90 $54
Sicilia Contrada S 2011 90 $55
Sicilia Franchetti 2011 91 $149
Sicilia White Guardiola 2012 87 $44
PELLEGRINO
Passito di Pantelleria 2011 87 $30
PIETRADOLCE
Etna Rosato 2012 88 $21
PLANETA
Carricante Sicilia 2012 87 $36
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2012 88 $24
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Dorilli 2011 88 $33
Chardonnay Sicilia 2011 90 $43
Chardonnay Sicilia 2012 90 $42
Moscato di Noto 2013 88 $22
Sicilia Burdese 2008 88 $42
Sicilia La Segreta Red 2012 87 $15
Sicilia La Segreta White 2012 86 $15
Sicilia La Segreta White 2013 89 $14
Sicilia White Cometa 2011 90 $43
Sicilia White Cometa 2012 89 $42
Syrah Sicilia Maroccoli 2009 90 $42

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POGGIO DI BORTOLONE
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2010 88 $27
Sicilia Addamanera 2011 84 $25
Sicilia petitverdò 2012 87 $29
PUPILLO
Moscato Siracusa Pollio 2012 84 $30
Siracusa White Cyane 2012 86 $19
RAPITALÀ
Alcamo Classico Vigna Casalj 2013 88 $17
Chardonnay Terre Siciliane Grand Cru Conte Hugues Bernard de la Gatinais 2012 90 $37
Grillo Sicilia 2012 87 $14
Grillo Sicilia 2013 86 $14
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Alto 2010 87 $23
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Alto 2012 86 $18
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Campo Reale 2012 84 $14
Nero d’Avola-Pinot Nero Sicilia Nuar 2011 85 $18
Sicilia Hugonis 2011 90 $47
Sicilia Hugonis 2010 88 $23
Syrah Sicilia Nadir 2011 87 $18
Terre Siciliane White Piano Maltese 2012 87 $14
GIROLAMO RUSSO
Etna ‘a Rina 2011 91 $25
Etna Feudo 2011 90 $48
Etna Feudo di Mezzo 2011 91 $48
I VIGNERI DI SALVO FOTI
Carricante Vigna di Milo 2012 88 $51
I Vigneri 2012 91 $39
ABBAZIA SANTA ANASTASIA
Sicilia Passomaggio 2011 86 $22
SANTA CRISTINA
Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane 2012 82 $16
Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane 2013 86 $16
SCILIO
Etna Orphéus 2011 91 $30
Etna White Valle Galfina 2012 86 $20
SERRAGLIA
Passito di Pantelleria Carole Bouquet Sangue d’Oro 2010 92 $60
CANTINE SETTESOLI
Terre Siciliane White Mandrarossa Santannella 2012 88 $18
SOTTO IL SOLE
Grillo-Viognier Terre Siciliane 2012 84 $15
Nero d’Avola Sicilia 2011 87 $20
SPADAFORA
Catarratto-Inzolia Terre Siciliane Alhambra 2013 86 $15
Chardonnay Sicilia Schietto 2011 86 $33
Grillo Terre Siciliane 2012 83 $23
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Alhambra 2011 86 $16
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Schietto 2010 90 $33
Sicilia Don Pietro Red 2010 90 $23
Sicilia Don Pietro Red 2009 90 $20
Sicilia Sole dei Padri 2008 92 $80
Sicilia Sole dei Padri 2007 90 $78
Sicilia White Alhambra 2012 85 $15
Syrah Sicilia 2010 85 $16
Syrah Sicilia Schietto 2008 90 $33
Syrah Terre Siciliane Alhambra 2012 86 $15
TAMI’
Frappato Terre Siciliane 2013 86 $19
Grillo Terre Siciliane 2013 85 $19
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane 2013 87 $19
TASCA D’ALMERITA
Brut Contea di Sclafani Almerita 2009 85 $56
Brut Contea di Sclafani Almerita 2010 87 $56
Cabernet Sauvignon Sicilia 2009 90 $65
Cabernet Sauvignon Sicilia 2011 90 $60
Carricante Sicilia Tascante Buonora 2013 89 $20
Chardonnay Contea di Sclafani Vigna San Francesco 2012 89 $60
Chardonnay Sicilia 2011 89 $60
Contea di Sclafani Rosso del Conte 2008 91 $70
Contea di Sclafani Rosso del Conte 2010 91 $70
Contea di Sclafani White Nozze d’Oro 2011 89 $30
Contea di Sclafani White Nozze d’Oro 2012 88 $30
Grillo Sicilia Cavallo delle Fate 2013 84 $20
Malvasia Salina Tenuta Capofaro 2011 87 NA
Nerello Mascalese Sicilia Tascante 2010 89 $50
Nerello Mascalese Sicilia Tascante Ghiaia Nera 2011 87 $50
Nerello Mascalese Sicilia Tascante Ghiaia Nera 2012 88 $20
Nerello Mascalese Terre Siciliane Le Rose Regaleali 2012 83 $15
Nerello Mascalese Terre Siciliane Le Rose Regaleali 2013 86 $15
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Lamùri 2011 87 $20
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Lamùri 2012 86 $20
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Regaleali 2011 86 $15
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Regaleali 2012 85 $15
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Sallier de la Tour 2011 84 $8
Nero d’Avola-Cabernet Sauvignon Sicilia Cygnus 2010 90 $30
Nero d’Avola-Cabernet Sauvignon Sicilia Cygnus 2011 89 $30
Sicilia Passito Diamante 2010 89 NA
Sicilia Regaleali White 2012 87 $15
Sicilia Regaleali White 2013 88 $15
Terre Siciliane White Leone 2012 86 $20
Terre Siciliane White Leone 2013 88 $20
TENUTA DELLE TERRE NERE
Etna 2012 90 $22
Etna Calderara Sottana 2011 90 $44
Etna Feudo di Mezzo Il Quadro delle Rose 2011 92 $44
Etna Feudo di Mezzo Il Quadro delle Rose 2012 90 $43
Etna Guardiola 2011 90 $44
Etna Guardiola 2012 91 $43
Etna Prephylloxera La Vigna di Don Peppino 2011 92 $100
Etna Rosato 2012 88 $22
Etna Santo Spirito 2012 90 $43
Etna Santo Spirito 2011 90 $41
Etna White Cuvée delle Vigne Niche 2012 92 $38
Etna White Cuvée delle Vigne Niche 2011 90 $37
TONNINO
Grillo Terre Siciliane 2013 84 $13
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane 2013 86 $13
VALLE DELL’ACATE
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2010 87 $25
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2009 87 $23
Frappato Vittoria Il Frappato 2013 84 $22
Frappato Vittoria Il Frappato 2012 85 $20
Grillo Sicilia Zagra 2013 83 $19
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Il Moro 2010 86 $23
Sicilia Tané 2010 89 $50
LE VIGNE DI ELI
Etna Moganazzi – Volta Sciara 2012 90 $46
Etna Moganazzi – Volta Sciara 2011 88 $46
Etna Pignatuni 2012 91 $46
Etna Pignatuni 2011 90 $46
Etna San Lorenzo 2011 90 $46
Etna White 2013 89 $25
VIVERA
Etna Martinella 2010 90 $35
Etna White Salisire 2010 89 $28
Etna White Salisire 2011 89 $28
Sicilia Terra dei Sogni 2011 87 $23
Sicilia White A’mami 2011 87 $23
Sicilia White Altrove 2013 88 $23
ZISOLA
Noto Doppiozeta 2010 91 $55
Noto Doppiozeta 2011 91 $54
Sicilia 2011 89 $27
Sicilia 2012 87 $27

 

see also Sicily Wine Alphabetic List Part II 

 

see also Sicily Wine Alphabetic List Part I 

 

OUR SELECTION

 

Sicily Wines Alphabetical Listing 2014 (WS) Part II from D to G

Sicily Alphabetical Listing from free list Part II of WineSpectator.com

Issue: October 31, 2014

These wines were tasted for the Sicily report in the October 31, 2014, issue of Wine Spectator magazine.

WINE SCORE PRICE
DUCA DI SALAPARUTA
Grillo Terre Siciliane Risignolo Kados 2013 88 $25
Moscato Terre Siciliane Corvo 2013 85 $13
Nerello Mascalese Sicilia Vajasindi Làvico 2010 87 $25
Nero d’Avola Sicilia SuorMarchesa Passo delle Mule 2012 88 $25
Sicilia Bianca di Valguarnera 2011 90 $69
Sicilia Duca Enrico 2010 91 $69
Terre Siciliane Corvo Bianco 2013 85 $13
Terre Siciliane Corvo Rosso 2012 86 $13
TENUTA ENZA LA FAUCI
Faro Oblì 2010 83 $48
Grillo Terre Siciliane Bianco della Sirena 2012 86 $23
Sicilia Terra di Vento 2010 89 $38
Terre Siciliane Case Bianche 2012 84 $36
Terre Siciliane White Incanto 2012 88 $31
TENUTA DI FESSINA
Carricante Etna Superiore Il Musmeci 2012 89 $50
Etna Erse 2012 88 $35
Etna White A’Puddara 2012 88 $37
Etna White Erse 2012 89 $25
Nerello Cappuccio Sicilia Laeneo 2012 87 $25
FEUDI DEL PISCIOTTO
Chardonnay Terre Siciliane Alberta Ferretti 2012 88 $31
Inzolia Terre Siciliane Baglio del Sole 2013 85 $14
Inzolia-Catarratto Terre Siciliane Baglio del Sole 2013 84 $14
Merlot-Syrah Sicilia Baglio del Sole 2012 87 $14
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Versace 2012 91 $32
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Baglio del Sole 2012 86 $14
Pinot Nero Terre Siciliane L’Eterno 2012 90 $94
Sicilia Carolina Marengo for KISA Red 2012 90 $32
Sicilia Carolina Marengo for KISA White 2012 88 $32
Sicilia Gianfranco Ferré 2012 92 $51
Sicilia Missoni 2012 89 $32
Sicilia Valentino 2012 90 $32
Terre Siciliane White Tírsat Gurra di Mare 2012 88 $38
FEUDO ARANCIO
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Stemmari 2012 86 $9
Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane Stemmari 2013 83 $9
Pinot Noir Terre Siciliane Stemmari 2012 85 $9
Sicilia Hedonis 2008 89 $30
Terre Siciliane Stemmari Cantodoro 2011 88 $13
Terre Siciliane White Stemmari Dalila 2012 84 $13
FEUDO DI SANTA TRESA
Catarratto-Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane Purato 2012 84 $12
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2011 85 $16
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Purato 2012 82 $12
Terre Siciliane Rosé Purato 2013 82 $14
FEUDO DISISA
Nero d’Avola Sicilia 2011 86 $15
Terre Siciliane White Chara 2012 88 $15
FEUDO MACCARI
Grillo Terre Siciliane 2013 86 $17
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Saia 2011 90 $35
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane 2012 88 $17
Syrah Sicilia Mahâris 2012 91 $60
FEUDO MONTONI
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Vigna Lagnusa 2011 84 $25
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Vrucara 2009 86 $50
FEUDO PRINCIPI DI BUTERA
Grillo Sicilia 2013 83 $17
Insolia Sicilia 2013 87 $17
Nero d’Avola Sicilia 2012 85 $17
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Deliella 2011 88 $100
Sicilia Symposio 2011 83 $20
Terre Siciliane Symposio 2012 88 $20
FIRRIATO
Etna Le Sabbie dell’Etna 2012 88 $19
Etna White Le Sabbie dell’Etna 2013 88 $21
Inzolia Sicilia Chiaramonte 2013 86 $18
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Harmonium 2011 90 $44
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Chiaramonte 2012 88 $17
Perricone Sicilia Ribeca 2010 88 $38
Sicilia Camelot 2010 89 $69
Sicilia Favinia Le Sciabiche Anno Primo 2011 85 $42
Sicilia Santagostino Baglio Soria Red 2011 91 $23
Terre Siciliane White Favinia La Muciara Anno Terzo 2013 85 $42
DI GIOVANNA
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Poggionotte 2012 84 $16

see also Sicily Wines  Alphabetical Listing 2014 (WS) Part I from A to D 

Sicily Wines Alphabetical Listing 2014 (WS) Part I from A to D

Sicily Wine Alphabetical Listing from free list of WineSpectator.com

Issue: October 31, 2014

These wines were tasted for the Sicily report in the October 31, 2014, issue of Wine Spectator magazine.

Wine Score Price
ALTADONNA
Grillo Terre Siciliane 2012 86 $15
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane 2012 85 $15
BAGLIO DEL CRISTO DI CAMPOBELLO
Chardonnay Sicilia Laudàri 2012 88 $32
Grillo Sicilia Lalùci 2013 86 $29
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Lu Patri 2011 90 $43
Sicilia Adènzia Red 2011 85 $27
Sicilia Adènzia White 2013 87 $24
Syrah Sicilia Lusirà 2011 86 $43
Terre Siciliane Red 2013 87 $19
Terre Siciliane White 2013 84 $19
BAGLIO DI PIANETTO
Insolia-Viognier Sicilia Ficiligno 2013 85 $19
Merlot Sicilia Salici 2009 87 $30
Merlot-Nero d’Avola Sicilia Ramione 2011 86 $23
Petit Verdot Sicilia Carduni 2007 88 $38
Syrah-Merlot Sicilia Shymer 2011 86 $20
Viognier Sicilia Ginolfo 2011 87 $29
BARONE MONTALTO
Cabernet Sauvignon-Nero d’Avola Sicilia Collezione di Famiglia 2011 87 $11
Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane Collezione di Famiglia 2012 83 $11
MARCO DE BARTOLI
Grillo Sicilia Grappoli 2011 90 $40
Zibibbo Sicilia Pietranera 2011 83 $39

 

 

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BENANTI
Etna Bianco di Caselle 2011 89 $20
Etna Rosso di Verzella 2010 88 $20
Etna Serra della Contessa 2008 90 $50
Etna White Superiore Pietramarina 2009 92 $50
CIRO BIONDI
Etna Cisterna Fuori Contrada Ronzini 2011 92 $60
BONAVITA
Faro 2010 84 $40
PIETRO CACIORGNA
Etna 2012 89 $28
PAOLO CALÌ
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Manene 2010 82 $25
CASA DI GRAZIA
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 1607 Victorya 2012 86 $25
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Gradiva Collectio 2009 86 $18
LE CASEMATTE
Faro Quattroenne 2012 86 $33
Nerello Mascalese-Nocera Sicilia Figlio di Ennenne 2012 87 $16
Nerello Mascalese-Nocera Sicilia Figlio di Ennenne 2011 88 $15
Terre Siciliane Rosematte 2013 85 $16
CANTINA CELLARO
Inzolia-Chardonnay Terre Siciliane Lumà 2012 87 $10
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Lumà 2012 88 $10
CENTONZE
Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2010 86 $18
Frappato Sicilia 2011 86 $18
Grillo Sicilia 2012 87 $14
Grillo Terre Siciliane 2013 84 $13
Nero d’Avola Sicilia 2010 86 $13
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane 2013 84 $13
CEUSO
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Scurati 2012 87 $18
Sicilia 2008 89 $40
Sicilia Fastaia 2011 89 $28
COS
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2011 90 $39
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico delle Fontane 2010 92 $68
Frappato Terre Siciliane 2013 89 $30
Grecanico Terre Siciliane Pithos Bianco 2012 91 $44
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Contrada 2008 94 $85
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane Nero di Lupo 2012 92 $30
Nero d’Avola-Frappato Vittoria Pithos Rosso 2012 90 $44
Terre Siciliane White Ramì 2012 90 $30
CUPPARI
Faro San Placido 2010 83 $33
Faro San Placido 2011 83 $29
CUSUMANO
Alcamo 2012 86 $13
Chardonnay Sicilia Jalé 2011 89 $35
Insolia Sicilia Cubìa 2011 88 $27
Insolia Terre Siciliane 2012 85 $13
Merlot Terre Siciliane 2012 84 $13
Merlot Terre Siciliane 2013 85 $13
Moscato Sicilia dello Zucco 2008 90 NA
Nero d’Avola Sicilia Sàgana 2010 89 $40
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane 2012 85 $13
Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane 2013 85 $13
Pinot Nero Sicilia 2009 82 $24
Sicilia Noà 2010 90 $50
Sicilia Noà Tenuta Presti e Pegni 2011 91 $50
Sicilia Sàgana Tenuta San Giacomo 2011 91 $40
Syrah Terre Siciliane 2012 84 $13
Syrah Terre Siciliane 2013 86 $13
Terre Siciliane Benuara 2012 87 $18
Terre Siciliane Ramusa Rosato 2012 83 $19
Terre Siciliane White Angimbé 2012 85 $18
DAINO
Sicilia Suber 2010 89 $46
DONNAFUGATA
Contessa Entellina Mille e Una Notte 2009 90 $90
Contessa Entellina Mille e Una Notte 2008 90 $85
Contessa Entellina White Chiarandà 2011 91 $45
Contessa Entellina White Chiarandà 2010 90 $44
Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé 2011 93 NA
Sicilia Sedàra 2012 85 $17
Sicilia Sedàra 2011 86 $16
Sicilia Tancredi 2010 90 $45
Sicilia Tancredi 2009 90 $44
Sicilia White Anthìlia 2013 86 $17
Sicilia White Anthìlia 2012 85 $16
Sicilia White Lighea 2012 85 $20
Terre Siciliane White Lighea 2013 85 $23

 

 

 

CONTINUED: Sicily Wines  Alphabetical Listing 2014 (WS) Part II from D to G 

 

 

 

 

Sicily’s Wines Rising Stars on Wine Spectator

 

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Sicily’s Wines Protagonist of Wine Spectator Oct. 2014 (by Alison Napjus)

 Sicily, Italy’s largest and most southerly island, is a place of many distinctions. Its wines, climate and geography, its people and more. Yet these diverse strands weave an alluring tapestry, and help make Sicily one of Italy’s most exciting wine regions today.

Cover Story

Sicily’s Wine Renaissance - A combination of local culture and modern innovation is transforming the Medi­terranean’s largest island into a winemaking hot spot. From Mount Etna’s elegant reds based on the native Nerello Mascalese grape to crowd-pleasing Chardonnays, diversity and quality abound.

Sicily  in February is verdant and lush. The grapevines emerging from their winter hibernation, are separated by rows of rich green grass and bright yellow flowers. The island’s southern coast is dotted with vibrant orange groves and the pale pink of almond trees bloom. Even the stark volcanic crags of Mount Etna  are softened by wild flowers mixed with the silvery-green of olive trees

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 In summer, all this changes. Temperatures rise to the 90s, the sun beats down for 10 to 12 hours each day, and the rainfall that is so regular during the winter drops to almost nothing on average, approximately 0.1 inches in the months of July and August.

“Sicily is really a land of contrasts”, remarks Laurent de la Gatinais, president of his family Rapitalå estate. This general statement is a common refrain when referring to the many aspects of Italy’s largest and most southerly island and-its wines, climate and geography, its people and more. Yet these diverse strands weave an alluring tapestry, and help make Sicily one of Europe’s  most distinctive and and exciting wine regions today. (excerpt from Renaissance in Sicily by Alison Napjus)

Read more on Wine Spectator  page 44 of Wine Spectator Issue Oct. 2014 

 

Sicily Wines  Alphabetical Listing 2014 (WS)- More than 330 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.

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Profiles of Leading Producers - Wineries both large and small are defining the taste of Sicily and setting new standards for quality across the island

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 The Wine Trails of Sicily Through Culture and the Arts of Pleasure  part V

 

ETNA ROSSO/BIANCO DOC  - MAMERTINO DOC – FARO DOC – MALVASIA DELLE LIPARI

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To complete our tour through “Culture and Arts of Pleasure” of Sicily , drive from south-east toward the “Mongibeddu ”, in Sicilian, the Beautiful Mountain,  entering the Etna DOC Wine Route ,which extends along the entire the foot of the the biggest active volcano of Europe.

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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed Mount Etna natural sites from Sicily on the World Heritage List (Jun 21, 2013)

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This year 2013  the Etna Park  has been included by UNESCO among its Patrimony : In addition to wine, and food delicatessen,  the beauty of an unspoiled corner of nature really.

  • 19,237 uninhabited hectares on the highest part of Mount Etna
  • Mount Etna is the most active stratovolcano in the world
  •  The eruptive history of the volcano can be traced back 500,000 years
  • 2,700 years of this activity has been documented
  • Etna supports important terrestrial ecosystems including endemic flora and fauna
  • Its activity makes it a natural laboratory for the study of ecological and biological processes.  see also unesco.org

 

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 The Castle of Castiglione di Sicilia, and proceeding toward north-east go directly to  ”Bronte” The city of pistachios” is a must: along with hundreds of dishes based on this delicious fruit, you can also visit the Norman Church, incorporated inside the Bronte’s Castle and the beautiful Simeto Valley and the  Nebrodi Park.

 

  From the sharp volcanic land with gentle slopes of the Aeolian Islands to finish the wine tour with the wine route in the province of Messina, from the city of the strait to the seven sisters of the Mediterranean. The DOC of the Faro and  Mamertino, cultivated along the hills of the “Nebrodi Mountains“, accompany offshore until the unmistakable taste of Malvasia Delle Lipari off the north-east coast, the seven Aeolian Islands  friendly and passionate just like Sicily.

The Wine Trails of Sicily Through Culture and the Arts of Pleasure part IV

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 The Wine Trails of Sicily Through Culture and the Arts of Pleasure  part IV

 

 CASTELLI NISSENI – RIESI DOC – CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA DOCG – VAL DI NOTO 

 

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 sperlinga_castle by  Francesco ScaringiDriving further north-west, from Sciacca,  entering the heart of the island, take the Strada del vino dei Castelli Nisseni, the Wine Route of the Castles of Caltanissetta, where the famous Nero d’Avola grape clings to the archaeological sites of Morgantina and its famous statue of Venus. Visit also Caltanissetta with its hundreds churches the brand new Archeological Museum of Caltanissetta , completed after 50 years from the initial project!  and You will encounter  Piazza Armerina with its amazing Villa Romana del Casale or  ” Roman Villa Del Casale”and. the DOC here is the Riesi. Last but not least  Sperlinga with its magnificent Castle.

 

Scicli - testa di Turco best copy 2This castle has become famous as a result of the events linked to the Sicilian Vespers:  just in this fortress found refuge a garrison of French, together with a group of Sicilians led by Petro de Alemanno , as reported  by the historian Michele Amari, was able to resist the assaults for 13 months before finally capitulate. See also The French in Sicily 

 

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 Proceeding furher south-east, as famous as the Nero Nisseno, you can delight the Cerasuolo  di Vittoria, Sicily’s only DOCG, (which consists of 30-50% Frappato and 50-70% of Nero d’Avola) signed as the Wine Route of Cerasuolo, includes  the Sicilian capitals of Baroque in Val di Noto: Noto, Modica, ( the city of chocolate), Scicli and Ragusa Iblea, a real jewel, just to name a few. Natural trails to visit in the area: Pantalica, Vendicari Natural Reservation, Capo Passero and the Island of Currents 

 

 

 

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Siracusa - festa santa Lucia foto di Alaw277 copy 3Then Siracusa, the city of Saint Lucy and Archimedes of Syracuse, once capital of the Magna Greciae and the Byzantines, with its Route of the Ancient Myths. It is s really a charm, especially if you can visit the Island of Ortigia, and taste along with the  Moscato of Siracusa, enjoying  the famous pasta con le sarde“, pasta with sardines, the quintessential dish that embodies this unique land.

 

This mouthwatering dish has been attributed to the Arab general Euphemius to celebrate his Pasta con le sarde  copyarrival in Siracusa, 950 circa, together with the  Fatimid general, Jawhar as-Siquilli (“the Sicilian”), founder of the city of Cairo, Egypt. The Pasta con le sarde, strictly prepared with maccarruna”, also invented for the first time in Sicily (see also Itriya, Trabia , Palermo, the Museum of Pasta) have different variations along the island but the main component must be: pine nuts, wild fennel, resins and saffron,  and of course fresh sardines. See also 

Remember in Sicily is a seasonable dish, so the  best period  to enjoy it is between March and September!

 

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Will be  certainly important and unforgettable to visit Pachino, (the name of this little city is a term of endearment of a Roman name and stands for “Bacchino or little Bacchus” the land of good wines, home of the “Pachino cherry tomato”, the best in the world and sea food fish dishes. Marzamemi is an ancient little fishermen’s village not to be missed.  

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by Salvatore Cottone New York, July 2013

CottoneTranslation and editing by www.OnpointTranslation 

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To complete our tour through “Culture and Arts of Pleasure” of Sicily drive from south-east toward the “Mongibeddu “, in Sicilian, “the Beautiful Mountain”,  entering the Etna Wine Route ,which extends along the entire the foot of the the biggest active volcano of Europe. With its particular climate, and microclimates has a very fertile soil  lava for unique varieties such as Carricante, indigenous white grape , Nerello Mascalese, according to Homer  “Ulysses’s wine”, Nerello Cappuccio/Mantellato and Minnella, all grapes variety part of the Etna Rosso DOC

This year 2013  the Etna Park  has been included by UNESCO among its Patrimony : In addition to wine, and food delicatessen  the beauty of an unspoiled corner of nature really. 

Visit “Bronte” The city of pistachios” is a must: along with hundreds of dishes based on this delicious fruit, you can also visit the Norman Church, incorporated inside the Nelson’s Castle and the beautiful Simeto Valley and the  Nebrodi Park. From the sharp volcanic land with gentle slopes of the Aeolian Islands to finish the wine tour with the wine route in the province of Messina, from the city of the strait to the seven sisters of the Mediterranean. The DOC of the Faro and  Mamertino, cultivated along the hills of the “Nebrodi Mountains”, accompany offshore until the unmistakable taste of Malvasia, friendly and passionate just like Sicily.

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Saline di MarsalaFollowing the curve, that from Capo Lilibeo, leads south on the shores of the Strait of Sicily, there  is the Route of the Lands of  Sicanians or Strade del Vino Terre Sicane, (Sicanians were one of three ancient peoples of Sicily present at the time of Phoenician and Greek colonization). 

 

Agrigento Greek temples copy 2This is the area of Agrigento, where, with the City of the  Valley of the Greek Temples, together with Selinunte can be considered the one of most extended archeological area in the world: here  the wine and food culture can be seen towing the economy of the area.

Very close to, in Gela a great Siceliot-Greek poet, Archestrato of Gela (IV century BC), Calamari ripieni VRC copywrote Hedypatheia” or “Gastronomy”, the first Poem of Gourmet. As a young poet Archestratus was disciple of the most famous Epicurus, becoming an Expert in the art of pleasure. In his poem Archestratus tells of his long journeys in search of the best food and the finest wines.

 

ArchesrtatoIt also deals with the bread, fish, the production and storage of wine and food. It focuses mainly on fish, indicating the best quality, the places of origin, the most famous species and the specific fishing seasons. The first gourmet book in the world. See alsohistory and Legends of Sicily from the kitchen to the cellar”

 

 

 

Luigi_Pirandello_1932Speaking of high cultural paths, in a hill facing the “abused” Valle dei Templi,  there is “Kaos” (Chaos) the house of Luigi Pirandello, the inventor of the modern theater, awarded in 1934 Nobel Prize for literature for his “bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage“.

 

 

 

 

 

Il Gattopardo - Film 1963Here the DOC areas  are : Santa Margherita di Belice, the summer residence of Il Gattopardo, translated  “The Leopardwritten by Tomasi di Lampedusa  published in 1958,  does anybody remember the movie of Luchino Visconti with  Burt Lancaster, Alain De Lon and Claudia Cardinale?

 

 

 

Menfi lore 066 copyJust few miles from Agrigento, Sambuca di Sicilia, Menfi  (nowadays one of the most active  “Slow food” presidium)  and Contessa Entellina. Beautiful beaches in this area such as: Eraclea Minoa, with its woods by the sand,  one and the UNESCO site: the white reef of “Scala dei Turchi”.

 

 

 

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 Last but not least, close to the cost, there are Sciacca, beautiful city and one of the capitals of canned sardines.   Ribera “the city of the Oranges”,  defined by its own name, with its  lush agricultural fields.

 

stock-photo-copyright-symbol-as-a-wax-seal-80699464The Wine Trails of Sicily Through Culture and the Arts of Pleasure

by Salvatore Cottone New York, July 2013

CottoneTranslation and editing by www.OnpointTranslation 

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