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CANTINE RALLO

Rallo’s history dates back to 1860, when Don Diego Rallo established the estate to produce both table wine and Marsala. Marsala suffered a general decline in popularity during the 1950s and 1960s and Rallo were instrumental in reviving the quality and popularity of Marsala throughout the island, their efforts were rewarded and in 1969 Marsala achieved DOC status.

After over a century of traditional winemaking, it was bought during the 1990s by the Vesco family, who already owned a winery in DOP Alcamo, and the two estates were combined. Following an ambitious investment project, Rallo evolved into a modern winery...

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Intense aromas of blackberries and black cherries with a note of chocolate and spice. Velvety smooth on the palate with rich black fruit flavours, some notes of coffee and a touch of black pepper. Good chewy tannins to balance and lingering black fruit flavours on the finish.

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This Archineri Etna Rosso is a wine of absolutely stunning precision and character. It is very reflective of its volcanic territory; with a fine, smoky intensity. Bright redcurrant, dried rose-petal and crab-apple notes accompany subtle earthy and herbal scents. This savoury complexity is supported by fine, chewy tannins and textbook cherry juiciness. This is a serious wine which demands food...

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Just 5000 bottles were produced of this wonderful new Cru. The 90 year old vines are located at 900m above sea level on the volcano’s steep northern slopes, weathered by gusty sea winds and drenched in sunlight. The wine is a marvellous contrast to Pietradolce’s fine red Crus, as they aim to extract the character of Etna’s contrada. The wine...

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This Archineri Etna Rosso is a wine of absolutely stunning precision and character.  It is very reflective of its volcanic territory; with a fine, smoky intensity.  Bright redcurrant, dried rose petal and crab-apple notes accompany subtle earthy and herbal scents.  This savoury complexity is supported by fine, chewy tannins and textbook cherry juiciness.  This is a serious wine which demands...

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From vines planted over a century ago on sandy loam soils at over 850m on Etna’s vertiginous slopes, this is a remarkable expression of the indigenous Carricante grape. Detailed notes of white peach, lemon, lime and soft sage create a full and distinct aroma which leads to an elegant, intense mouthfeel; stony, chalky minerals fill the palate which has a...

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A brand new Cru, of just 1800 bottles,, we have just a handful of cases available. This wine is a labour of love, made from carefully selected 100 year old vines and vinified in French oak vats, allowing for a long skin maceration which has helped to develop an intense texture, which still crackles with minerals and spice. Lemon peel,...

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2012 Syrah Organic

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Bottle 75cl £16.18

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Intense aromas of blackberries and black cherries with a note of chocolate and spice. Velvety smooth on the palate with rich black fruit flavours, some notes of coffee and a touch of black pepper. Good chewy tannins to balance and lingering black fruit flavours on the finish.

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2012 Syrah Organic, Cantine Rallo

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Bottle 75cl £20.22

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Deep golden in colour with delicate scents of almonds. A refined and elegant palate with layers of complexity, richness and mouthcoating nutty flavours. Very smooth and intense with incredibly long length.

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and expanded to include three separate estates: Piane Liquide on the Western coast in Marsala, Bugeber on the island of Pantelleria and the Patti Picolo Estate situated inland in Alcamo. Today, Rallo is the only winery in Sicily to be certified organic and their outstanding wines represent the most classic cultivars of Western Sicily.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7908 0600 web@armitwines.co.uk

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