Sicilian wines are some of the most important and prestigious wines in the world. They are considered among the best European wines, especially the red wine “Terre Siciliane”. Were the first The first Greek settlers were who started to grow grapes in the Italian island.
The most famous Terre Siciliane red wines_*
Below are two of the most well-known wines of this Denomination of Origin, both nationally and internationally. It is very worthwhile to try them, since they are capable of transmitting by themselves the true essence of Sicily.
One of the defining features of this wine from Sicily is that the grapes do not come from a specific area of the Italian island, but from vineyards grown along it. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats for a period of between eight and ten days. Once this period of time has elapsed, the wine is transferred to stainless steel containers, where it is cold-filtered; That is the reason why it is common to find some type of sediment in the bottom of the bottle.
It is a wine with a lot of body, with an alcohol content between 13 and 15%, and it features a ruby red colour with some purple reflections. Perfect to pair with red meat dishes.
Firriato Chiaramonte Nero d'Avola_*
Firriato Chiaramonte created the Firriato brand in the mid-80s in the Trapani countryside, one of the most wonderful places in Italy, with a great agricultural and viticultural tradition. This red wine is made with the best bunches of Nero d'Avola and has an alcohol content of around 13%. A very soft drink, but at the same time quite powerful. The end is fruity, the aroma is extremely intense, with fruity notes of plum, blackberry, cherry and cranberry, with touches of cloves, black pepper, licorice and chocolate.
To taste it and enjoy it to the fullest, it is advisable to match it with pasta and grilled meats.
Nerello Mascalese, Nero D'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah
...spicy hints (liquorice). Mouth: Soft and enveloping, with very fine tannins. Final long and tasty. DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN: Terre Siciliane VINEYARD: Donnafugata GRAPES: Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah, other grapes. AGING: 14 months in new French oak...
“TASTING NOTES OF Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa Entellina 2014:View: Bright red ruby.Nose: Aromas of soft snuff and cocoa with delicious notes of black cherries and blackberriesMouth: refreshing flavors of black cherries and blackberries with elegant tannins.APPELLATION: Donnafugata Mille...”read
TASTING NOTES OF Planeta la Segreta Rosso 2016 : View: Planeta Segreta Rosso 2016 presents the ruby red with light purple reflections. Nose: explosive aromas of cocoa, snuff and fresh fruit. memories of blackberries, plums and slightly mentholated balsamic...
“Schoene Cuvee from Nero d Avola, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. The wine impresses with aromas of mulberry, cherry and plum. Merlot and Syrah give the fruity notes support and structure with harmonious tannins.”read