Vittoria, Sicily

Poggio di Bortolone

Vittoria Frappato

Quite lovely for the style. I’m usually not a fan of frappato, too much overt strawberries without structure, but this one surprised me. Much more restrained on the nose, less ripeness and lots of small red berries, plus some fresh capers and garrigue. Very balanced on the palate, low alcohol, good acid, some minerality and a touch of tannins. Both crushable and interesting — 17 days ago

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Cantina Horus

Di Sicilia...Sole e Terra D.O.C. Vittoria Nero d'Avola

Subtle and balanced. Supple and smooth with soft red fruits. Very versatile wine. — a month ago

Brian, Brent and 2 others liked this

Azienda Agricola COS

Nero di Lupo Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola 2020

No wood! Above avg Nero d’A, but don’t expect too much. — a day ago

Lyle, Eric and 4 others liked this

Baglio del Cristo di Campobello

Lalùci Sicilia Grillo 2021

Super salty
I don't recall another Italian white as Chablis-like as this
It talks of the land rather than of the grape..which i personally like
Very enjoyable
— 17 days ago

Andrew, Severn and 7 others liked this

Arianna Occhipinti

Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2016

Smells Italian. Impressive but honestly I think it began to break down with air. So would like to open a bottle 4 hours in advance next time and see again. — 13 days ago

Centonze

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

The darkly alluring 2018 Cerasuolo di Vittoria wafts up with spiced black cherries and licorice lifted by violet florals and hints of camphor. The 2018 has a silky-palate feel with ripe, textural red and black fruits. It finishes long yet clean, with rounded tannins and remarkable balance. $21.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022) — a month ago

Sharon, Doug and 13 others liked this

Eduardo Torres Acosta

Quota N Rosso IGT Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese Blend 2020

Delectable Wine
9.2

A beguiling array of pepper-tinged florals, ashen stones and ground ginger finds purity and beauty in a note of vivid strawberry as the 2020 Rosso Quota N blossoms in the glass. This is finessed and mineral to the core with nervous acids that build energy, and a mix of red, blue and sometimes black, wild berry fruits that seem to morph with each tilt of the glass. It leaves the palate reeling with tension, as grippy tannins linger under an air of lavender and black licorice. Readers can certainly find pleasure here now, but the best is surely yet to come. The Quota N is a wild field blend of 50% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Grenache and a 30% mix of Grecanico, Carricante and Coda di Volpe from the north face of Etna. These ungrafted vines are between 80- to 100-years-old. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
— 12 days ago

Azienda Agricola COS

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2017

Delicious Nero D'avola blend. Definitely recommend with pizza and medium heavy fare. — 25 days ago

Ray, leon and 8 others liked this

Azienda Agricola COS

Pithos Rosso Vittoria Nero d'Avola Frappato 2020

Actually 100% Nero in this vintage, only 11% ABV. Amphora aged, actually prefer this bottling to the non-Amphora Nero. Mainly black fruited, a little chalky. Very smooth and easy drinking. Great with pizza. — 23 days ago

Jason liked this

Caruso & Minini

Naturalmente Bio Sicilia Grillo 2021

Delectable Wine
9.1

The 2021 Grillo seduces with its sweetly floral and green citrus tinged bouquet, as crushed rocks give way to honeysuckle and lemon custard. A core of sour lime and melon tones add contrast. The palate is left reeling with mouthwatering tension and a lingering minty herbal streak. $19.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022) — 8 days ago

Hermes, Tom and 13 others liked this
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