Sicily, Italy

Camarda

Terre Siciliane Nerelo Mascalese 2016

Don’t let the light red color & initial pour fool you- this is Volcano terroir, so builds up intensity & flavor as evolves. I never tire of Etna, even the duds interest me. This isn’t one of them. Medium body light, pure sunshine lava style. Remarkably—pure. Savio Soares importer who else — 8 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Ceccherini, Ira and 3 others liked this

Benanti

Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore Carricante 2007

Rick K
9.3

Orange oil, white flower and white truffle nose. Still vibrant. Orange, almond skin, with a long pleasantly saline and slightly bitter finish. First time trying this one and I really like it. — 5 days ago

Tom, P and 7 others liked this
Rick K

Rick K

Sounds good @Larry Frierson We should do an Etna/Southern Italian wine dinner. I've been enjoying both the reds and whites lately.
Larry Frierson

Larry Frierson

Yes. Have you had Terre Nere pre-phylloxera red?
Rick K

Rick K

Wow @Larry Frierson , that's funny. I opened a bottle of 2008 Terre Nere Santo Spirito last night! Haven't posted it yet because I wanted to see how it developed over night.

Azienda Agricola COS

Pithos Cerasuolo di Vittoria Nero d'Avola Frappato 2011

Bright fruit. Tart cherry, violets, roses, blackcurrant underneath. Spice. Good minerality and salinity. Delicious — 2 days ago

Bex Green
with Bex
Ira, Ara and 7 others liked this

Lamura

Organico Rosso Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola

A bright present red fresh red cherries and a wif of raspberry and red currant not a longitudinal wine with elaborate structures this is an I’m present I’m pleasurable drink me now — 4 days ago

Anthony De, Riddley and 15 others liked this

Donnafugata

Lighea 2017

Intense aromatics and floral notes of lavender, with a beautiful citrus palate and moderate acidity. The terroir is so unique for Zbibbo. — 14 days ago

Nick, Anthony De and 5 others liked this

Ottoventi

Sicilia IGT Nerello Mascalese 2009

Crunchy style Nerello. Was surprised to learn there was 100% new oak on this. Definitely noticed the oak was present but it was integrated decently well. Big boy though. Def needs a good bit of air. — 11 hours ago

Azienda Agricola G. Milazzo

Fancello Nero d'Avola

First Nero d’Avola tasted on our Sicilian holidays. Full bodied, mild tannins. Lots of red fruits, hint of strawberries,some liquor notes. We brought a bottle home. — 3 days ago

Passopisciaro

Franchetti Sicilia Petite Verdot Cesanese 2006

Very dark, dense and perfumed. Plums, violets, roses. Very deep. — 2 days ago

Bex Green
with Bex
Keith, Ira and 4 others liked this

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Santo Spirito Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2008

Rick K
9.3

Tar, underbrush, anise, rose, raspberry. Bracing but not aggressive tannins. Really nice. Not as exciting the second night, which leads me to think it's at or near its peak. I've got more, so let's do this @Larry Frierson ! — 4 days ago

P, Severn and 10 others liked this

Arianna Occhipinti

Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2012

Rick K
9.1

Sweet cherry, iron, grippy tannins. Slightly softer and sweeter the second night, but still relatively wound up. Perplexing wine given my experience with her style. Not sure when to try the next bottle of this. — 10 days ago

Severn, P and 12 others liked this